Monday Morning News – February 27

Weather – Environment Canada says that today should be mainly sunny with cloudiness near noon and periods of snow with amounts of 2 – 4cm. High of -2. The snow will continue to fall with amounts again of 2 – 4cm. The temperature is expected to drop to -4 during the night and then rising to 0 by Tuesday morning.

At 5 a.m. Environment Canada issued a special weather statement for:

  • Wawa – Pukaskwa Park
  • White River – Dubreuilville
  • Marathon – Schreiber
  • Manitouwadge – Hornepayne

There is a potential for heavy snowfall on Tuesday for areas northeast of Lake Superior. Snow is expected to intensify later tonight or early Tuesday morning and persist for much of the day. Snowfall accumulations may exceed 15 cm by Tuesday evening, particularly for areas closer to Lake Superior.

For Wawa, temperatures may briefly rise above the freezing mark. As a result, snowfall accumulations there may be slightly less than areas farther west as the snow may change to rain for a few hours before changing back to snow.


Roads –

17 Sault Saint Marie North Limits to Montreal River Bridge bare and wet road with snow covered sections. 2017-02-27 5:32
17 Montreal River Bridge to Wawa partly snow packed 2017-02-27 5:34
17 Wawa to Paint Lake Rd snow packed 2017-02-27 5:34
17 Paint Lake Rd to Southwest of White River partly snow packed with snow packed sections. 2017-02-27 5:35


Local – If you are a member of the Northern Credit Union, you are invited to the Annual Branch Meeting at the branch at 7 p.m. tonight


Other News – If you haven’t heard Ontario’s Rachel Horman, wins the Scotties Tournament of Hearts 8-6 over Manitoba’s Michelle Englot. Homan, third Emma Miskew and lead Lisa Weagle will now represent Canada at the women’s world championship March 18-26 in Beijing.


United Steelworkers Local 2251 have a Strike Mandate Vote tomorrow Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 at the Marconi Hall in Ballroom C from 5 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.