THUNDER BAY – The Special Weather Statement was ended for Thunder Bay and for Superior West at 07:30 am. Environment Canada says snow will continue today, with an additional 5 centimetres expected. This will result in total snowfall accumulations of 10 to 15 cm by this evening.
The worst of the winter storm has bypassed the city.
For Thunder Bay all schools as of 7:00 am are open and all bus routes are scheduled to run today Friday, April 12 however due to current weather & road conditions, delays may occur, & some roads may not be able to be serviced. Check ‘Reported Delays’ at . ststb.ca
However, all Nipigon, Dorion, Red Rock, and Lake Helen Buses are cancelled today due to road conditions and forecasted weather conditions. Manitouwadge to Marathon is also Cancelled.
Update: Rainy River School District
Friday April 12: The following buses are cancelled today 102, 312, 100, 302, 304, 308, NFN830, NFN831, Seine River to Mine Centre, School Red Gut to Mine Centre School.
The worst of this Colorado low storm, which the Americans have named Winter Storm Wesley will be in Minnesota.
Special weather statement in effect for:
- Atikokan – Shebandowan – Quetico Park
- Upsala – Raith
- Seine River Village – Mine Centre
Local snowfall amounts of 15 to 20 cm are possible near the Minnesota Border. However, in general, the criterion for snowfall warning is not expected to be reached across Northwestern Ontario.
Strong easterly winds with gusts to 60 km/h will also generate occasional blowing snow giving reduced visibilities.
The snow may become mixed with freezing drizzle at times, especially for areas close to Lake Superior.