Severe Thunderstorm watch issued for Brantford, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Woodstock, Oxford, London, Ancaster, and Hamilton. Conditions are favourable for storms and severe storms with damahing wind and hail.
Hamilton Police revealed in their press conference this afternoon that Tim Bosma’s body was found in Waterloo Region, it was burned beyond recognition. The truck recovered in the trailer at Dellen Millard’s mother’s house was belonging toTim Bosma. Hamilton Police believe he had died the night of the abduction.
A vehicle was following the Dodge Ram when they left for a test drive and there may be as many as three suspects yet to be charged.
Brantford Police, OPP, and Waterloo Regional Police will be executing search warrants and continuing their assistance in investigating this crime with the Hamilton Police. Crimestoppers is still looking for tips on other suspects and you can call 1-800-222-tips.
Thank you to Joey Coleman for bringing this to us live.
Tim Bosma is driving a black Dodge Ram 3500 with plate # 726-7ZW. He went missing yesterday in the Ancaster area, so he could be anywhere in our area now. Tim Bosma was selling his truck and two guys showed up and wanted to take it for a test drive and he went with them and has not been seen since. His cell phone was last pinged at Rymal and Hwy 52.
If you’ve seen Tim, or the truck, you can call Hamilton Police, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.
Significant freezing rain on the way. Potential for a major ice storm likely tonight for parts of Southern Ontario.
A slow-moving low currently over Illinois combined with Arctic air over Southern Ontario to produce a wintery mix this morning over parts of Southern Ontario. But the bulk of the precipitation is yet to come, and is threatening to produce quite serious consequences. The main precipitation is expected to arrive this evening in the form of freezing rain and ice pellets. It may fall heavy at times and be accompanied by a few rumbles of thunder. It will change to rain later tonight in most areas as temperatures rise above the freezing mark.
This afternoon’s commute should not be problematic, but deteriorating road conditions are likely this evening. As temperatures hover near the freezing mark, treated roads may tend to be merely wet while untreated roads may become slippery. Also, shoreline areas near Lake Ontario, including downtown Toronto, may see mixed rain and freezing rain, which will significantly limit the impacts in those areas.
The greatest concern is the risk of widespread power outages beginning this evening from downed tree limbs and power lines due to significant ice accumulation combined with northeast winds gusting to 60 km/h. Freezing rain amounts up to 10 mm are quite possible in many areas with some regions possibly exceeding 20 mm. The heavier amounts would be primarily to the west and northwest of the Greater Toronto area, over the higher terrain of the Oak Ridges moraine and above the Niagara Escarpment.
Rainfall Warning continues for Norfolk County, including Delhi, Simcoe, and Port Dover.
Heavy rainfall again tonight.
Several rounds of significant rain and thunderstorms have been affecting the warned regions over the past few days. Yet another heavy area of rain is threatening the area tonight as a slow-moving low approaches from Illinois. It is expected to develop this evening and continue well into the night along with more potential thunderstorms and heavy rainfall. An additional 25 to 30 mm are expected by Friday morning.
This Warning is for: Ancaster, Boston, Brant, Brantford, Caledonia, Cambridge, Delhi, Hagersville, Haldimand, Hamilton, Ingersoll, Kitchener, Langton, Norfolk, Norwich, Oakland, Oxford, Paris, Port Dover, Scotland, Simcoe, St. Thomas, Tillsonburg, Toronto, Vanessa, Waterloo, Waterford, Woodstock
Freezing rain warning issued for:
Brantford, Brant, Paris, Woodstock, Oxford, Norwich, Tillsonburg, Ingersoll, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Preston, Hamilton, Ancaster.
A couple hours of freezing rain likely tonight.
A burgeoning area of rain ahead of a low pressure system near Green Bay and a warm front from the low into the London area is moving quickly northeast and is expected to arrive as freezing rain overnight across most regions.
Precipitation may remain as rain though immediately along the shoreline of Lake Ontario where the temperature has already snuck just above the freezing mark at some locales.
The freezing rain is expected to change over to rain by morning as the winter storm centre works its way to near Sault Ste Marie, dragging the warm front northeastward across the district.
Motorists and pedestrians should be prepared for dangerous winter travelling conditions. Untreated surfaces will quickly become icy and slippery. Some roads and other surfaces may remain locally icy for a couple hours after the temperature rises above the freezing mark due to the cold temperatures experienced over the family day weekend.
Be careful travelling this afternoon, especially if you are heading north or west of the city of Brantford. A freezing rain warning has been issued for Tillsonburg, Oxford, Woodstock, London, Middlesex, Kitchener, Cambridge, Waterloo, Ancaster and Hamilton. Edit: Brantford, Delhi, Simcoe, Paris, Norfolk and Haldimand Counties added to the warning effective 2:30 pm.
The first real taste of winter may cause roads to be icy and if it changes to snow after ice is on the roads, driving my be treacherous. Be prepared for a quick change in road conditions.
A weather statement has been issued for Elgin, London, Middlesex, Simcoe, Delhi, Norfolk, Dunnville, Caledonia, Haldimand, Oxford, Brant, Brantford, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Niagara, and Hamilton
UPDATE: A Snowstorm Warning has been issued for London, Middlesex, Woodstock, Oxford, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Brant, Brantford, Hamilton and Ancaster
Good chance of periods of snow tonight, possibly reaching 10 – 15 cm by Friday. Current indications suggest that snowfall amounts in the 10 to 15 cm range are likely within an 18 to 24 hour period.
Regions just north of Lake Erie which will see rain initially mixed with the snow will end up with less snowfall.
5:31 PM EST Tuesday 17 January 2012
Wind warning for
Brantford – County of Brant
Simcoe – Delhi – Norfolk
City of Hamilton
Dunnville – Caledonia – Haldimand
Winds gusting to 90 km/h this evening.
Strong west to southwest winds gusting to 90 km/h are occurring along a cold front sweeping across the region early this evening. The stronger winds may persist a little longer this evening near Eastern Lake Erie and Eastern Lake Ontario.
A deepening low is crossing lake Simcoe this evening reaching the Ottawa area by late evening then Southern Quebec tonight.
This low is bringing significant snow and freezing rain to regions near and northwest of its track.