A Strong low pressure system is hitting the area hard with sustained winds of around 30km’h and gusting beyond 60 km/h creating blowing and drifting snow.
The storm is expected to last right through this evening and leave behind anywhere from 15 to 30cm of new snow. Driving conditions are described as hazardous, blowing snow has reduced visibility. Winds will continues to blow the snow around until at least overnight tonight before the low pressure system exits the area.
The storm forced cancellations of school buses Monday morning, schools however were open.
Despite the on-going storm, OPP report that Highway 17 remains open both north and east of the Sault at this hour, Check SaultOnline.com for any updates.
A number of businesses and services were also closed today due to the weather, The Bushplane Centre closed at noon while Ontario Works, Housing Services and Early Years Office was also closed due to Inclement weather.