Snow hammers Thunder Bay
THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – – UPDATED – Snow! Thunder Bay is waking up today to lots of snow, as the winter storm predicted has arrived in the city. A winter storm is rapidly intensifying as it tracks towards Lake Superior this morning, then moves through Northern Ontario towards James Bay tonight.
All Thunder Bay Schools are closed today, as well as school board offices.
Confederation College: Due to the current weather conditions classes will be cancelled today. The building still remains open for anyone who needs to come in. Ryan Hall remains open with limited food service. The library will remain closed. The College Bubble is also closed.
Highway 11 between Geraldton and the Nipigon junction is currently closed because of weather.
Highway 17 is reported closed closed east of Kenora near the junction of Highway 71 (to Nestor Falls) because of a jackknifed tractor trailor.
The temperature at 04:30AM EST is -3c with winds gusting as high as 50kph. Snowfall totals across the city are in the 15 to 25cm amounts according to NetNewsLedger readers.
Travel today is going to be difficult. Across the region many school buses are not running. As reported last night, School buses in Kenora, Dryden, Red Lake, Sioux Lookout, Vermilion Bay, Upsala, and Ignace are not running.
The snow will be heavy at times today. There will likely be a changeover to ice pellets and freezing rain in the Wawa – White River – Pukaskwa region early this morning.
Total snowfall amounts of 25 to 30 cm of snow are forecast, except in the Wawa – White River – Pukaskwa region, where near 15 cm of snow and some freezing rain are expected.
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Dangerous winter driving conditions are expected. Visibility may be reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow, and will also be significantly reduced due to blowing snow in strong and gusty northerly winds.
While many residents in many cities would take the snow storm and huddle in their house – The DMAN shares that not all is that hard.