Winter Storm Closes Schools – University – College

School Buses have to keep safety and weather conditions in mind
School Buses have to keep safety and weather conditions in mind

THUNDER BAY – There is one more day of holidays for local Thunder Bay School students. All Lakehead Board of Education and Separate Schools are closed today due to the weather.

As well, Lakehead University an Confederation College are also closed.

The City of Thunder Bay reports, “Resources have been out since 3 am plowing arterial and collector roadways. Due to the volume of snow, these roadways will be re-plowed starting at 8 am in order to keep access to the hospital, fire halls and EMS station accessible. As a result of the re-plowing of arterial and collectors roadways, this will delay our response to plowing of residential areas.

“Residential plowing operations may possibly commence later this afternoon depending on weather conditions”.

LU reports, “Due to inclement weather and poor travelling conditions, all Lakehead Thunder Bay classes have been cancelled, today (Monday, Jan. 7).

“All campus offices and services will also close. Employees identified by their supervisors as essential workers are requested to report to work. Please exercise caution if you must come to the campus.”
NOSM at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay is closed today, Monday, January 7, 2019 due to inclement weather. NOSM at Laurentian University in Sudbury will remain open.
Confederation College reports, “Due to severe weather, Confederation College’s Thunder Bay campus is closed and all classes are cancelled for Monday, January 7, 2019.”
Copperfin Credit Union reports, “Due to the extreme weather conditions all Thunder Bay branches will be closed today. We apologize for any inconvenience, and stay safe out there!”
The Thunder Bay District Health Unit offices are closed.
Matawa offices will be closed today.
The Children’s Aid Society office is closed, but there is an on call person to respond to emergencies.
Dilico Thunder Bay and Nipigon are closed!
Firedog Communications reports,  their offices are closed today.
Red Rock Indian Band Office is closed.
The Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce offices are closed.
The PARO Centre is closed today
The Thunder Bay Nishnawbe Aski Nation offices will be closed today.
As well Nishnawbe Aski Legal offices are closed today. As well ONWA offices in Thunder Bay will be closed today.
Kinna-aweya Legal Clinic is closed today due to the weather.
Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment and Training Services – KKETS schools and the ASAP are closed.
Elevate NWO is closed today. As well, Due to the storm and snowy roads, the United Way office is closed.
Wesway office will be closed today, Monday, January 7, 2019, due to snow storm causing poor road conditions.
Thunder Bay Counselling will be closed today due to weather.
Nor-Shore Self Storage reports they are closed today.
Mahmowenchike Family Development Centre will also be closed for the day!
Fort William First Nation – “Due to extreme weather and poor road conditions, FWFN Operations will be shut down with exception to road plowing; Health On Call; Housing On Call; Finance On Call; and PW On Call.”This is not a day off, which means all staff must be readily available and must answer their phones in the event of an emergency.”
Nanabijiou Child Care is closed today, Monday, Jan. 7.
Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund reports their offices are closed today.
Habitat for Humanity is closed today.
The Boys and Girls Club – all locations are closed due to weather.
Due to extremely poor weather and road conditions, the Our Kids Count offices will be closed today, Monday January 7, 2019, and all programs are cancelled for today. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Due to the weather forecast and poor driving conditions Communities Together for Children EarlyON located in Northwood Mall and Sherbrooke school will be CLOSED today.

Thunder Bay transit is running but buses can be affected by the weather.

Transit buses are on the road today, though experiencing delays, which may continue as the snow continues to fall.

Check https://www.nextlift.ca for real-time information and bus location.

Lift rides may be cancelled. Passengers will be called.

If you are flying today, Check to see if your flight is on schedule. This morning there are some delays.

The Winter Storm continues in the city today, and it is likely that there will be other closures.


5:10 AM EST Monday 07 January 2019
Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • City of Thunder Bay

Winter storm continues this morning.

Snow, heavy at times, continues this morning, but will become light late this morning before coming to an end this afternoon.

Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm are likely by this afternoon. Strong southeast winds gusting up to 60 km/h will combine with the freshly fallen snow to produce local blowing snow.

The worst conditions are most likely for the first half of this morning. Snowfall rates of several centimetres per hour are
possible.

The low pressure area responsible for the snow and blowing snow will move to the east of the Lakehead area this afternoon, bringing the winter storm to an end.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.