(THUNDER BAY, ON) – If you live on a side street, you can expect your road to be plowed no earlier than Friday. The city is currently focused on clearing the main roads and arteries of the road system. (Snow plow photo credit Lisa Marie Mendowegan)
Plows are out in force, slamming the snow off the roads in a joint effort to keep Thunder Bay moving. Emergency and essential services function better when snow is not bogging them down, and possibly making them stuck. The roads are not the best right now, as it is still snowing quite significantly in parts of the city. Please stay home if need be.
We are about half way through the storm, according to Terence John’s ruler he stuck in the snow. The measuring device is indicating that around 12.5 centimeters have fallen thus far.
The highway between Dorion and Nipigon was quite a sight this morning, as shown in this photo below taken by Melina Jane Favel.
Squirrels are out in force at the moment, capitalizing on the weather, capturing any last minute nuts they can get before retiring for the day. Photo by Connie Anzew.
Below we can see branches of trees covered in snow. What a beautiful Christmas card this photo taken by Katie Lintunen would be.
Please stay at home if at all possible, as the road conditions can be treacherous out there. Below is Environment Canada’s winter storm warning.
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.
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