April 25/17 – Weather – Snowfall Warnings Remain in Effect

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Heavy snow in Dryden - Image Marie Kriese
Heavy snow in Dryden - Image Marie Kriese
April 26 2017 Weather Radar
April 26 2017 Weather Radar

SIOUX LOOKOUT – WEATHER – Snowfall warnings issued by Environment Canada continue. For Upsala and Raith a Rainfall Warning is in effect.

Highways in the region are open however after a closure of the Trans-Canada highway from Dryden to the Manitoba boundary was in effect on Monday.

Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • Savant Lake – Sturgeon Lake
  • Ear Falls – Perrault Falls – Western Lac Seul
  • Sioux Lookout – Eastern Lac Seul
  • Dryden – Vermilion Bay
  • Armstrong – Auden – Wabakimi Park
  • Fort Hope – Lansdowne House – Ogoki
  • Attawapiskat
  • Fort Albany

Snow, heavy at times will continue tonight across the region. Total snowfall accumulations of 15 to 25 cm are likely by Tuesday morning. Gusty northeast winds to 50 km/h will produce some blowing snow in exposed areas as well.

There is also a risk of brief freezing rain tonight.

Hazardous winter driving conditions from accumulating snow and very low visibility in heavy snow continue tonight.

The snow will come to an end from west to east Tuesday morning.

Heavy snow in Dryden - Image Marie Kriese
Heavy snow in Dryden – Image Marie Kriese

For schools in the Dryden and Sioux Lookout regions. Judi Green the General Manager, Northwestern Ontario, Student Services Consortium reports, “Please be aware that many areas remain under a snowfall warning with snow and freezing rain expected overnight (occurring now in some areas).  Road conditions remain poor in all area and we don’t anticipate much change in the morning.   We know that clearing will not be done in many areas as well.

Please be advised that school buses will be cancelled in the following areas (entire system except Pickle Lake which will be assessed in the morning):

Kenora/Sioux Narrows

Red Lake/Ear Falls

Dryden/Vermilion Bay

Sioux Lookout

Ignace/Upsala

ALL SCHOOLS REMAIN OPEN.

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