Fall Storm Entering Northern Ontario
RED LAKE – WEATHER – UPDATED – Weather Advisories for the North have end… 7:00 PM October 18 2017…
An intense fall storm crossing the northern Prairies will propel a front across Northwestern Ontario today. It will be accompanied by strong westerly winds of 50 gusting to 70 km/h with the odd gust to 80 km/h possible. The winds should ease somewhat this evening.
Special weather statement in effect for:
- Red Lake – Woodland Caribou Park
- Pikangikum – Poplar Hill – MacDowell
- Sandy Lake – Weagamow Lake – Deer Lake
- Sachigo Lake – Bearskin Lake
As this storm moved across the prairies, the intensity of the wind whipped up forest and grass fires.
In Three Hills Alberta, at approximately5:20 pmm yesterday, Three Hills RCMP responded to a train derailment 1.5km south of Huxley, AB.
Due to extreme winds, 28 rail cars carrying 56 Sea Cans were blown off the railway tracks. No one was injured and no hazardous materials were spilled. As a precaution, several rural residences were evacuated near the derailment. Residents were able to return to their homes three hours later.
Strong winds may toss loose objects or cause tree branches to break.