Freezing rain, snowfall warnings in effect north of the Sault

A mix of snow, ice pellets and freezing rain is expected to transition to snow this morning, Environment Canada says

WEATHER ALERT
ENVIRONMENT CANADA

Freezing rain warning in effect for:

  • Searchmont – Montreal River Harbor – Batchawana Bay

Freezing rain continues this morning.

Hazards:
Significant ice build up on some surfaces is possible.
Moderate winds gusting up to 60 km/h.

timing:
Ending overnight.

Discussion:
Freezing rain will transition to snow this morning. However, precipitation will transition to rain near the town of Elliot Lake this morning. Gusty winds along with ice build up may result in utility outages.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. Slow down driving in slippery conditions. Watch for taillights ahead and maintain a safe following distance. Utility outages may occur.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONstorm.

Snowfall warning in effect for:

  • Agawa – Lake Superior Park

Significant snowfall is expected today.

Hazards:
Snowfall amounts around 15 cm.
Reduced visibility at times in heavy snow.
Moderate winds gusting up to 60 km/h producing local blowing snow.

timing:
This morning and continuing into early Friday morning.

Discussion:
A mix of snow, ice pellets and freezing rain is expected to transition to snow this morning. The snow is then expected to intensify later this morning before tapering off early Friday morning.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONstorm.

Weather advisory in effect for:

  • Wawa – Pukaskwa Park
  • White River – Dubreuilville

Winter weather travel advisory in effect.

Hazards:
Additional snowfall amounts near 10 cm.
Reduced visibility at times in heavy snow.
Moderate winds gusting up to 60 km/h producing local blowing snow.

timing:
Until this evening.

Discussion:
Snowfall is expected to intensify this morning before tapering off this evening.

Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Slow down driving in slippery conditions. Watch for taillights ahead and maintain a safe following distance. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

For road conditions and other traveler information from the Ministry of Transportation, visit https://www.ontario.ca/511, https://www.twitter.com/511Ontario, or call 5-1-1.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to ONstorm@ec.gc.ca or tweet reports using #ONstorm.

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