WInter Travel Advisory Continues for Thunder Bay and Superior West

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Winter Weather Update

THUNDER BAY – WEATHER – As winter tightens its grip, Thunder Bay and its neighboring regions are under a continued winter weather travel advisory today. Motorists and residents are advised to exercise caution as the area faces significant snowfall and reduced visibility.

Road clearing crews have started working on major routes. However it is likely to take a few days for all the streets to be cleared.

Snowfall and Visibility Hazards

  • The region, especially along Highway 17, is grappling with total snowfall accumulations ranging from 10 to 20 cm.
  • Heavy snow is causing reduced visibility, making travel hazardous.

Current Weather Scenario

  • The heavy snowfall that started earlier is expected to persist into this afternoon, with gradual easing.
  • The areas along Lake Superior’s shore, particularly Highway 17, are witnessing higher snowfall accumulations.
  • Light snowfall is forecasted to continue tonight and into Sunday morning.

Travel Recommendations and Safety Tips

  • Drivers should expect difficult driving conditions and may need to adjust their travel plans.
  • Highways, roads, walkways, and parking lots are likely to be challenging to navigate due to the snow.
  • Motorists are advised to adapt their driving to changing road conditions. In case of reduced visibility, it’s crucial to turn on vehicle lights and maintain a safe following distance.
  • For the latest road conditions and travel information, visit the Ministry of Transportation’s resources at ontario.ca/511, follow their Twitter handle @511Ontario, or dial 5-1-1 for updates.

Staying Ahead of the Weather: Residents and travellers in the Thunder Bay area should stay informed about the latest weather developments. The NetNewsLedger Weather Desk continues to monitor the situation closely and will provide updates as necessary. Remember, safety is paramount during such weather conditions.

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