A low pressure system hung around the region on Thursday, leaving behind lots of snow and causing chaos for drivers.

The OPP were forced to close Highway 89 between County Road 56 and Highway 27 Thursday afternoon due to stuck snowplow.

Dufferin & Caledon OPP are advising drivers to avoid any unnecessary travel due to the snow.

"Everybody needs to slow down. A lot of traffic is travelling far too fast and that's why they're ending up in the ditch," says Dufferin OPP Constable Paul Nancekivell.

It was also difficult to get around from Barrie to Muskoka on Thursday. Here’s a look at the amount of snow that has fallen in our region as of 4 p.m. – according to Environment Canada:

  • Coldwater – 11 cm
  • Orillia West – 12 cm
  • Orillia South - 21 cm
  • Barrie North – 15 cm
  • Barrie South – 26 cm
  • Orangeville - 22 cm
  • Mono Centre - 25 cm
  • Beeton - 28 cm
  • Richmond Hill - 20 cm
  • Holland Landing - 25 cm
  • Vaughan - 20 cm
  • Aurora – 21 cm
  • Uxbridge – 15 cm
  • Bradford – 20 cm

The Weather Office says the storm was expected to last through the rush hour Thursday evening, and taper off around midnight. 

Environment Canada now says some areas of the region could see as much as 35cm by the time this storm ends.