Snow Clearing in Thunder Bay Underway

City of Thunder Bay snow clearing is underway.
City of Thunder Bay snow clearing

Downtown Sidewalks are getting cleared. Road crews are running out of places to put snow.
Downtown Sidewalks are getting cleared. Road crews are running out of places to put snow.

THUNDER BAY – The heavy dump of snow dropped on Thunder Bay overnight is continuing with more snow in the forecast.

City of Thunder Bay’s Roads Division are using all the department’s resources to deal with the snowfall accumulation.

Snow removal crews have been working through the night to clear arterial routes, and are now in the process of clearing them a second time, before moving on to clear residential streets.

Thunder Bay Transit is running.
Thunder Bay Transit is running.

Crews will continue plowing throughout the day and into the weekend.

Citizens are reminded that Calendar and Priority Winter Parking Regulations are in effect. Please note the restrictions posted in your neighbourhood. Residents can help by moving cars off roads to make it easier for plows to clear the snow. No one should be parked on arterial or collector streets between 2 am and 7 am.

Thunder Bay is digging out from a major snow storm
Thunder Bay is digging out from a major snow storm

 More Snow on the Way

Snowfall amounts up to 30 cm and blowing snow today.

An intense winter storm over Lake Superior will continue to move north towards Eastern Hudson Bay today giving snow heavy at times today. There will likely be a changeover to ice pellets and freezing rain in the Wawa – White River – Pukaskwa region early this morning.

Total snowfall amounts of 25 to 30 cm of snow are forecast, except in the Wawa – White River – Pukaskwa region, where near 15 cm of snow and some freezing rain are expected.

Dangerous winter driving conditions are expected. Visibility may be reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow, and will also be significantly reduced due to blowing snow in strong and gusty northerly winds.