Freezing Rain Warnings in Effect

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Weather Alert

Weather AlertTHUNDER BAY – For much of Northwestern Ontario there are weather alerts in effect.

Fog and or Freezing Rain or Freezing Drizzle alerts are in effect.

Freezing Drizzle Advisory in effect for:

  • Kenora – Grassy Narrows – Whitedog
  • Dryden – Vermilion Bay
  • Ignace – English River
  • Ear Falls – Perrault Falls – Western Lac Seul
  • Red Lake – Woodland Caribou Park
  • Savant Lake – Sturgeon Lake
  • Sioux Lookout – Eastern Lac Seul

Areas of freezing drizzle are expected or occuring.

Judy Green, the Manager of Transportation for the NWO says, “The majority of the service area is under a freezing drizzle weather advisory. The Bus Operators in every area and I are currently monitoring conditions. Bus Operators will be on the roads tomorrow morning between 4:00 & 5:00 a.m. doing road assessments and will be communicating with me shortly after that. IF there are any cancellations, our intent will be to post by approximately 6:30 a.m. where possible.”

Freezing drizzle is expected to impact portions of Northern Ontario tonight through Monday morning. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Freezing drizzle can produce thin, hard to detect layers of ice. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas.

Weather Advisories for Freezing Drizzle are issued when drizzle falling in sub zero temperatures is expected to freeze on contact, and over time create icy surfaces.

Thunder Bay is under a Fog Advisory as are many other parts of the region. However reports are coming in that many country side roads in the area around Thunder Bay are already receiving freezing rain and are very slippery