Snow clearing crews out in full force

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Snow clearing will be the order of the day

THUNDER BAY – Snow clearing crews are out in full force in Thunder Bay this morning. Major roads have been cleared, although sidewalks are mainly snow covered. Schools are open. There are no closures announced.

The Lakehead Board of Education reports, “Due to the recent snow fall there may be delays and some rural roads may not be passable”. There are expected to be some delays on some school bus routes.

Snow clearing crews working hard

There is a lot of snow clearing equipment working in the city this morning to clear the roads. It is important to remember that you keep your distance from snow clearing equipment. Operators if snow is flying from the plough may not be able to see your vehicle.

Environment Canada is calling for “Periods of snow and local blowing snow. Winds from the north at 30 km/h gusting to 50 will become light late this afternoon. Temperature falling to minus 7 this afternoon.

Travel east of the city by highway could be more difficult. Check Road Conditions for the latest updates.

Across the city, major roads are clear, but side streets are not.

Travel will take longer than usual today. So make sure you build that into your daily plan. If you don’t have to go out, it might be worth considering staying home.

Flights at the Thunder Bay International Airport are on time. 

If you hear of a closure from last night’s storm please email us. (

Regional Weather Updates

Environment Canada is reporting that for Manitouwadge – Hornepayne; Wawa – White River – Pukaskwa; Kapuskasing – Hearst; Timmins – Cochrane; and Chapleau – Missinaibi Lake that there will be a significant snow storm today.

Snow continues over a large portion of Northern Ontario in association with a low pressure system approaching Northeastern Ontario. Total snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm are expected by this evening over the regions.


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