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Travelling south? Winds are causing poor visibility

Motorists in North Bay should drive carefully along Lakeshore and Memorial as winds, southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60, are whipping up snow
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Maybe give yourself some extra time if you are heading south today.

Environment Canada is warning that blustery winter weather may produce treacherous travel. today.

A special weather statement has been issued for:

  • South River - Burk's Falls, 
  • Huntsville - Baysville,
  • Bayfield Inlet - Dunchurch

Strong westerly winds gusting to near 70 km/h are expected to whip up any freshly fallen snow today resulting in sudden very low visibility from blowing snow in some areas.

A few wind gusts to 80 km/h are possible and isolated power outages are possible. 

Flurries will give 2 to 5 cm of fresh new snow to most areas, with a few locally higher amounts of 5 to 10 cm possible.

Poor winter driving conditions are expected.

Untreated roads will become snow covered, icy and slippery. Motorists should allow extra time to reach their destination. 

Meanwhile, motorists in North Bay should drive carefully along Lakeshore and Memorial as winds, southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60, are whipping snow across the roadways making driving more difficult, Wind from the west 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light late this evening. 

Periods of snow ending near midnight.

The special weather statement continues for:

  • North Bay - Powassan - Mattawa
  • Greater Sudbury
  • Parry Sound - Muskoka
  • West Nipissing - French River

Snow will continue today. Additional snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm are expected today, bringing total snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 cm with this system. Winds gusting to 60 or 70 km/h will generate reduced visibilities in blowing snow. Travel may be affected.




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