50cm North of the City Expected

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A major winter storm is occurring and is expected to produce total snowfall amounts of 30 to 50 cm of snow by mid-day Wednesday to areas north of Sault Ste. Marie.

As of 11 AM EST today Chapleau has reported 23 cm of snow, Lake Superior Park about 20 cm and Wawa about 15 cm. Poor visibilities in snow and blowing snow are expected today and will continue into Wednesday morning. There is some potential for freezing rain in the Kirkland Lake and Gogama regions this afternoon.

 

Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

WINTER STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR
Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island 1:26pm Tuesday

Agawa – Lake Superior Park
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay

Hazardous winter conditions are expected.

Freezing rain affecting Sault Ste Marie this morning is forecast to transition back to snow this afternoon. Another 5 cm of snow is possible by Wednesday morning.

Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break.

Winter Storm Warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.