Would-be New Year’s revellers might do better to break out the board games and hunker down by the fire.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement, in effect for West Nipissing, North Bay, Powassan, Mattawa and French River.

Canada’s meteorological service is predicting snow with a risk of freezing rain to ring in the new year.

Snow is expected to spread into portions of Central, Eastern and Northeastern Ontario Monday evening. At this point, a snowfall accumulation of 10 to 20 centimetres appears likely by Tuesday morning.

There is also a risk of freezing rain.

Hazardous travel conditions are likely from Monday evening into Tuesday morning. Snowfall warnings or freezing rain warnings may be issued as necessary.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to [email protected] or tweet reports using #ONStorm.