THUNDER BAY – WEATHER DESK – A fog advisory is in place from the Manitoba-Ontario boundary extending to several regions, affecting highway travel. Expect low visibility and slippery roads. The advisory, issued at 2:54 AM EST on Monday, February 5, 2024, specifically affects travel on Highways 105, 11, and 17.
Motorists across Northwestern Ontario should exercise extra caution as a fog advisory blankets the region from the Manitoba-Ontario provincial boundary, stretching through Kenora, Grassy Narrows, Whitedog, Dryden, Vermilion Bay, Atikokan, English River, Red Lake, Ear Falls, Sioux Lookout, and several other communities.
The region is again currently experiencing dense fog conditions that are expected to persist into the afternoon. Roads and walkways may become treacherously slick in areas where temperatures have dipped below freezing, posing a risk to pedestrians and vehicles alike.
Visibility Warning and Travel Advice
Visibility could drastically fall to near zero without warning. Such conditions significantly increase the risks associated with highway travel.
Motorists on the road should be ready for abrupt changes in visibility. Reducing speed, staying vigilant for the tail lights of other vehicles, and being prepared to stop if necessary are essential precautions during these foggy conditions.
Drivers are advised to keep abreast of the latest weather forecasts and to adjust travel plans accordingly. Stay tuned to the NetNewsLedger Weather Desk for continuous updates and advisories. Your safety is paramount; please travel with care.