(NORTHERN ONTARIO) – The winter storm system that has tracked in from the United Stated has arrived, and even more snow than expected will touch down on our region.
Estimates have been bumped up to the 20 to 35 centimetres range. Elderly and vulnerable people need to ensure they have someone coming to help dig them out. Be kind and assist the ones you can.
Avoid driving if you can. Please, only drive if you absolutely must.
Below is the Winter Storm Warning from Enivronment Canada.
Winter storm warning in effect for:
- Fort Frances – Emo – Rainy River
- Seine River Village – Mine Centre
- Ignace – English River
- Atikokan – Shebandowan – Quetico Park
- Upsala – Raith
- Cloud Bay – Dorion
- Kakabeka Falls – Whitefish Lake – Arrow Lake
- Thunder Bay
- Beardmore – Jellicoe – Macdiarmid
- Gull Bay – Black Sturgeon Lake
- Marathon – Schreiber
- Nipigon – Rossport
- Geraldton – Longlac – Caramat
- Manitouwadge – Hornepayne
- Wawa – Pukaskwa Park
- White River – Dubreuilville
Major winter storm to affect the region today through to Friday morning.
Snow at times heavy is expected to continue over portions of Northern Ontario today and persist into Friday. Total snowfall accumulations of 20 to 35 cm are possible with the highest amounts expected near Lake Superior. Strong northeast winds gusting to 60 km/h will develop overnight resulting in reduced visibility due to blowing snow.
Conditions should improve Friday morning.
Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.
Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.