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

The statement comes in advance of what Environment Canada expects to be a significant snowfall Monday afternoon and evening.

Snow associated with an approaching low pressure system is expected to move into the area late Monday morning or the afternoon and persist into the evening or overnight hours. Some areas may see snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 centimetres.

Snow may be accompanied by ice pellets in the afternoon and evening before changing to rain in the evening or overnight. There is also a risk of freezing rain during the changeover.

Motorists are urged to exercise caution Monday into Monday night as road conditions may be poor at times.

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.