Fog Advisory Alert: Major Highways and Northwestern Ontario Regions Affected

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Morning Travels Challenged by Fog and Potential Ice Hazards

Travellers navigating through Northwestern Ontario, particularly on Highway 17, Highway 11, and Highway 105, are cautioned of potential disruptions due to dense morning fog and the likelihood of icy road surfaces.

For the latest in road conditions and travel advisories, motorists are encouraged to consult 511ON.ca, ensuring a safer journey amidst challenging weather conditions.

Extensive Fog Advisory Issued Across Northwestern Regions

As of 5:37 AM EST, Sunday, February 4, 2024, a fog advisory has been put into effect for a broad swath of Northwestern Ontario, including Kenora, Dryden, Vermilion Bay, Ignace, Kakabeka Falls, Atikokan, Red Lake, Ear Falls, Fort Frances, Seine River, Mine Center, Quetico, and the intervening areas. This advisory extends to Kenora – Nestor Falls, spotlighting the region’s struggle with areas of dense fog expected to persist until late this morning.

Precautionary Measures for Safe Travel

With temperatures dipping below the freezing point in several areas, untreated roads and walkways are at risk of becoming slippery, presenting hazardous conditions for travelers. The fog can significantly reduce visibility to near zero without warning, demanding heightened vigilance from drivers. Those on the road are advised to slow down, keep an eye out for tail lights ahead, and be ready to come to a halt as visibility drops.

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