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Blizzard making its way across the North

Winter storm warning in effect for:

  • Blind River – Thessalon
  • Espanola – Killarney
  • Manitoulin Island
  • Elliot Lake – Ranger Lake

Major winter storm expected tonight into Saturday.

Total snowfall amounts of 25 to 40 cm by Saturday morning.
Snow squalls Saturday into Monday for the Sault Ste. Marie area.

Tonight into Saturday.
Snow squalls potentially lasting until Monday.

Snow may mix with rain over Manitoulin Island this evening. The heaviest snow is expected late this evening through Friday night. Snow is forecast to taper off later on Saturday. Strong northwesterly winds are then expected to generate snow squalls for the Sault Ste. Marie area, bringing additional snowfall. Near zero visibility is possible at times.


Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve. 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. Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight.

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