January 3 2017 – Winter Storm Update Three

Snowfall Warning
Snowfall Warning

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – The Winter Storm Warning has been downgraded to a Snowfall Warning for most of the region. Environment Canada reports, for Thunder Bay that, “Snowfall amounts have not been as high as originally anticipated, consequently the winter storm warning has been downgraded to a snowfall warning.

“The dissapating Colorado Low will track over lake Superior today and is expected to maintain snow across portions of northwestern Ontario before the snow tapers off this evening.”

Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • City of Thunder Bay
  • Sioux Lookout – Pickle Lake – Savant Lake
  • Dryden
  • Kenora
  • Superior West
  • Atikokan
  • Fort Frances

Snowfall, with total amounts of about 15 cm is expected. Additional snowfall amounts of 5-10 cm are possible.

There are, as of 09:51 EST no reported highway closures, but that is subject to change as driving conditions are not the best.

Inside the City of Thunder Bay, road conditions on main roads are good to fair, with slippery sections. A motor vehicle accident on Cumberland and Camelot have police on scene and Thunder Bay Hydro reports there are outages in that neighbourhood as a result of the accident.

Thunder Bay Police report  a black Dodge truck which was travelling north-bound on Cumberland Street reportedly went through a red light and then hit a Thunder Bay transit bus which was travelling west-bound on Camelot Street. That resulted in the collision which took down a hydro pole causing the Thunder Bay Hydro power outage.

Drive with caution.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance.

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