Freezing Rain Closes Rural Schools in Thunder Bay

Weather AlertTHUNDER BAY – Updated &:35AM – Slippery roads across the region are the rule today. Road conditions in Thunder Bay have caused the cancellation of school buses in the city. “Due to Extremely Hazardous Road Conditions: ALL School Bus Transportation For ALL Thunder Bay Schools Has Been Cancelled, according to the Lakehead Board of Education. All Urban Schools are open however all Rural Schools Are CLOSED”.

Kakabeka, Crestview, Whitefish Valley, Valley Central, Nor-Wester View, McKenzie, Gorham and Ware, Five Mile, and Thunder Bay Christian School are closed today. All other city schools are open, as well as all Thunder Bay Catholic and French Catholic schools.

Highways in the region are treacherous with ice and snow. Highways 11 and 17 are closed at present in sections both west and east of the city. Check the latest conditions on Road Conditions.

Environment Canada has cancelled a warning for the City of Thunder Bay. and much of the region. A warning remains in effect for many parts of the region.

A low pressure system over Wisconsin this morning will track northeastward to lie over Quebec this evening. A band of snow, ice pellets and freezing rain will continue today. Regions from Fort Francis to north of Lake Superior will see the precipitation ease off from midday through the afternoon hours. The precipitation will persist over Northeastern Ontario into the evening.

Road conditions in the city are slippery. Due to freezing rain and snow, it is likely to take extra time to get your vehicle windows cleared, and may take extra time to get into your vehicle too.

Weather is not having a major impact at the Thunder Bay International Airport. As of 6:30AM only one flight, a Bearskin Air departure to Sudbury is delayed.