THUNDER BAY – Highways in the region are ranging from snow covered to bare with icy sections. Weather conditions in Northwestern Ontario are going to impact the travel plans of many people. Environment Canada has issued weather warnings for Superior West calling for periods of freezing rain and freezing drizzl. The weather service states, “Those conditions are expected to return today as a low pressure system tracks through Northern Ontario and temperatures drop below zero. Ice pellets and snow will also be likely”.
From Kenora across the entire region, winter weather is returning with a powerful storm. Environment Canada states, “Snow at times heavy is expected today in association with a low pressure system tracking through Northern Ontario. Total snowfall amounts of up to 30 cm are possible before the snow tapers off from west to east as the low centre moves into Quebec. Brisk northerly winds may also cause some blowing snow especially in exposed areas”.
As much colder temperatures arrive from west to east today, the threat of freezing rain will end as precipitation transitions to all snow. Hazardous winter travelling conditions are expected as untreated roads may quickly become icy and slippery.
Before heading west, check the latest road conditions at: Road Conditions. weather is likely to impact flight conditions for Wasaya Airways, and Bearskin Air heading into Northern Ontario communities.
Updated: January 12 2013 8:45AM