Heavy rain, wind and snow cause power outages and traffic problems across Atlantic Canada.
Snowfall WarningIssued at 2:38 AM EST Thursday 5 December 2013
Significant snowfall continues overnight. A strengthening low pressure system over Lake Superior will continue to spread snow to northwestern and Northeastern Ontario. Snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm have already occurred with the system. Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 centimetres will be possible by the time the snow tapers off later this morning. Many regions. Regions closer to the Manitoba border will see lesser amounts with up to 15 centimetres expected by this morning. In addition, brisk and gusty winds will likely accompany the storm reducing visibilities in blowing snow. For the Kapuskasing region, snow may briefly change to ice pellets and freezing rain then rain early this morning before temperatures drop and a transition back to flurries occurs. Motorists are advised to exercise caution as untreated roads could become snow covered, icy and slippery. Environment Canada meteorologists continue to monitor the evolution of this system closely and will update warnings as required.Details
The change over to rain has occurred over Searchmont to Sudbury vicinity. As a result the freezing rain warning has ended.