April 16, 2018 – Northwestern Ontario Day Starter
THUNDER BAY – Day Starter – The Winter Storm Warning issued by Environment Canada remains in effect for the City of Thunder Bay and for the region. Overnight snow has started and is continuing. Depending on where you measure there are five to ten centimetres of the white stuff on the ground. In Thunder Bay, snow clearing is underway with major roads already cleared in many places. Sidewalk clearing is also underway.
Winter storm warning in effect for:
- City of Thunder Bay
- Cloud Bay – Dorion
- Kakabeka Falls – Whitefish Lake – Arrow Lake
- Marathon – Schreiber
- Nipigon – Rossport
- Wawa – Pukaskwa Park
- White River – Dubreuilville
A major winter storm is expected.
A slow-moving weather system approaching from southwest of the Great Lakes will bring a major winter storm conditions tonight through Monday night.
Snow has moved over the entire area as expected and will continue tonight through Monday.
It is likely across the region that the weather may impact highway travel and could impact some businesses as well. We will be updating that as we go along. As of 05:30 am we have not received any reports. The school buses for the Lakehead Board of Education are, as of 06:10 am running.
Thunder Bay – LU, Confederation College, and Local Schools are open. However even though school buses were reported to be running in Thunder Bay, at 06:00, conditions have dictated a change and buses are now canceled. In the areas to the EAST of Thunder Bay including Nipigon, Beardmore, Geraldton, Longlac, Rossport, Terrace Bay, Marathon, and Manitouwadge school buses are NOT running, but schools are open.
What Do You Need to Know?
A Conversation with the Mayor
THUNDER BAY – CIVIC – Thunder Bay Mayor Keith Hobbs sat down in the NetNewsledger newsroom to share insight into the recent NOLUM meetings in Sault Ste Marie, on the issues with racism, with the James Street Bridge, Indigenous relations with Fort William First Nation, and the growing relationship with North Caribou Lake First Nation.
Gas Up for Less
The price of a litre of gas is actually more expensive today in Dryden than Thunder Bay. Fuel prices across the region range from $1.349 in Dryden, to $1.24.4 at the Husky on Chipman Street in Kenora, In Thunder Bay, the lowest price in the city is $1343 at the Esso on Red River Road. Out on the Fort William First Nation, gas prices are at $1.187 at THP. You can get the latest gas prices, including Cook County MN at GasPrices on NetNewsLedger.
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