Bracing for another big winter storm
Published Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9:37AM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, February 12, 2019 1:33PM EST
A blustery snow storm is set to move into many parts of our region early Tuesday afternoon.
Environment Canada warns hazardous winter conditions are expected with snowfall amounts of 20 to 30 centimetres and blowing snow into Wednesday.
The storm is expected to move through the Sault Ste. Marie, Manitoulin Island, Sudbury, North Bay, and Parry Sound areas.
Snow at times heavy will begin early Tuesday afternoon.
School buses were cancelled by Sault Ste. Marie, central Algoma, and the Nipissing-Parry Sound transportation services due to the impending storm.
There will be a temporary lull in snowfall Tuesday evening, but the snow will re-intensify overnight and persist into Wednesday.
Based on the current guidance, the heaviest snow will fall over eastern portions of Manitoulin Island northeast to just south of North Bay.
Total snowfall amounts of 20 to 30 cm are expected before snow tapers off Wednesday afternoon.
Strong easterly winds gusting up to 70 kilometres per hour may cause near zero visibility in blowing snow.
Impacts to travel are expected.
Reports show at Pearson International Airport in Toronto that over 400 flights were cancelled as of 6:30 am Tuesday morning. There are also some flight cancellations at the northern Ontario airports. Travelers are advised to check flight schedules.
This snow is associated with a Colorado Low that will cross southern Ontario.
Ice pellets are also in the forecast for the Greater Toronto Area.
Environment Canada advises people to consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.
Keep up to date on the storm with our Winter Watch page.
Sudbury Theatre Centre has cancelled tonight's show, contact the box office to reschedule your tickets.