THUNDER BAY – Weather conditions impacting region. Thunder Bay is on the northern edge of a winter storm hammering Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and now parts of Northwestern Ontario. All Lakehead School buses are cancelled today for students trying to head into classes.
Transportation Services for Lakehead Schools report, Crestview, Five Mile, Gorham & Ware, Kakabaka Falls, McKenzie, Nor’westerview Valley Central and Whitefish Valley school closed today. Rural buses not running for elementary or high school students. All city schools open for Public, Catholic and French Catholic students”.
Weather Service calls for snow
The weather service has called for five cm of snow for Thunder Bay. The wet heavy snow is making driving difficult in places. Slow down, focus on the task at hand. Stay safe.
For pedestrians, the city is out clearing sidewalks, and all city buses are running. It is slightly slippery. If you are not in a rush to get out anywhere, this morning is a good one to relax and stay home.
For air travellers, Thunder Bay International Airport is operating, however Wasaya Air has two cancellations so far. Flight 850 is delayed until later this morning.
Environment Canada is calling for up to ten centimetres of wet heavy snow for the north shore of Lake Superior.