IGNACE, ENGLISH RIVER, WABIGOON, DRYDEN, VERMILION BAY, KENORA, SIOUX NARROWS, NESTOR FALLS – WEATHER – A dense fog advisory is in effect as of 6:48 PM EST Tuesday, February 6, 2024, across these regions. Travel along Highway 17 will be impacted. If travel is not vital please consider postponing.
Residents and travelers should be ready for near zero visibility conditions expected to commence this evening and potentially extend into Wednesday morning.
Hazardous Travel Conditions Anticipated
Dense fog development is forecasted for the evening, creating perilous travel conditions across Northwestern Ontario. The fog, characterized by near zero visibility, may persist into the early hours of Wednesday, affecting morning commutes. This natural phenomenon is expected to significantly reduce visibility, making travel hazardous in the affected areas.
Safety Recommendations for Motorists
Authorities urge motorists to exercise extreme caution while driving under these conditions. If visibility is reduced:
- Slow Down: Adjust your speed to ensure you have ample reaction time.
- Stay Aware: Keep an eye out for the tail lights of vehicles ahead to gauge traffic flow and potential obstructions.
- Be Prepared to Stop: Increased stopping distances may be necessary due to reduced visibility.
Residents and travellers in the affected regions of Ignace, English River, Wabigoon, Dryden, Vermilion Bay, Kenora, Sioux Narrows, and Nestor Falls are advised to stay informed on the latest weather updates and advisories. Adhering to safety recommendations during this period is crucial to mitigate risks associated with dense fog conditions.