Travel on Highway 17 North Could Be Treacherous Friday Night

Winter Driving Road

A quick moving Alberta Clipper will stir up some blowing snow and snow , especially north of the city Friday evening.

Areas north of the city are included in a weather advisory issued by Environment Canada for Friday night. Sault Ste. Marie will also see snow and blowing snow with strong winds developing ate Friday. The Sault is not included in the advisory however. Travel on Highway 17 north could be impacted.

Weather advisory in effect for:

Agawa – Lake Superior Park
Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay
Winter weather travel advisory in effect.

Sudden whiteout conditions. Significantly reduced visibilities.
Peak snowfall rates of 3 cm/h.
Snow accumulations 10 to 15 cm.
Strong gusts up to 70 km/h.

This afternoon into this evening.

Travel on highway 17 along the northern and eastern shores of Lake Superior is expected to be treacherous.

Prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. If you must drive, be prepared for areas of poor visibility. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.