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Snowstorm continues in Northern Ontario

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Rodrigo Cokting
Staff writer

Saturday, February 22, 2014, 11:13 AM -

A massive winter storm moved into Northern Ontario on Thursday night after passing through the southern part of the province earlier in the week.


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Even though the region received its fair share of snow on Thursday and Friday, they are not in the clear yet.

"We will continue to see snow in parts of northern and northwestern Ontario throughout the weekend and early Monday morning as part of the same system that brought them snow on Thursday night," says Monica Vaswani, meteorologist at The Weather Network.

Powerful winds will begin to whip up the freshly fallen snow prompting Environment Canada to issue blowing snow warnings for places like Kapuskasing, Timmins, North Bay among others. The blowing snow warnings have since ended, but windy conditions are not completely gone.

"A larger threat is the continued risk for blowing snow throughout the region," Vaswani says. "Wind gusts are expected to be 30 to 60 kilometers per hour throughout the weekend."

Road closures were reported early Friday morning along with several bus cancellations, and the poor driving conditions could continue this weekend.

Blizzard warnings were issued for Big Trout Lake and Fort Severn early Saturday but have since ended.

Location Snow amount (cm)
Sioux Lookout 16
Mine Centre 16
Atikokan 15-20
Upsala 10-15
NE of Thunder Bay 18
Thunder Bay 24-30
Geraldton 24
Wawa 15
Nagagami 10
Marathon 18

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