THUNDER BAY – Winter Storm continues to impact Thunder Bay. Environment Canada reports, “A large low pressure system originating from Texas is over Lake Superior this afternoon. Varying amounts of snow, mostly in the 15 to 25 cm range, have already fallen in most areas across over northwestern and North Central Ontario.
Winter Storm Warning Continues
Additional amounts of 5 cm are expected today bringing total amounts of 20 cm or more. In addition, wind gusts to 50 km/h will result in blowing snow.
Travelling conditions will be rather hazardous with untreated surfaces snow covered and slippery. Visibilities will be reduced significantly in local blowing snow.
The snow is forecast to begin to gradually taper off later today as the low pressure system pulls away into Quebec.
Thunder Bay Storm Closures
Youth Centres Thunder Bay have closed for the evening.
The District of Thunder Bay Social Services Administration Board (TBDSSAB) will be temporarily suspending all services and closing office facilities in the City of Thunder Bay and throughout the District.
Effective at 2:00 p.m. the following TBDSSAB services and facilities are temporarily suspended/closed today:
All services available at TBDSSAB Main Office at 231 May St. South including all Ontario Works, Social Housing and Child Care appointments scheduled for April 19th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. have been cancelled due to inclement weather. Please contact your caseworker on Monday April 22nd to reschedule.
In addition; All maintenance services at Thunder Bay District Housing Corporation properties; All services available through our satellite offices within the District of Thunder Bay including all Ontario Works, Social Housing and Child Care appointments scheduled for April 19th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. have been cancelled due to inclement weather.
DSSAB asks clients to “Please contact your caseworker on Monday April 22nd to reschedule”.
“TBDSSAB administration has been monitoring the weather throughout the morning. As there has not been a significant improvement at this time, we have made the decision to cease operations at our facilities for the safety of our clients and staff,” said William Bradica, Acting CAO of the TBDSSAB. In the case of a maintenance emergency at any of the Thunder Bay District Housing Corporation properties, clients are encouraged to call our main office at 807-766-2111 and the call will be forwarded to the appropriate location.