Thursday Morning News – March 9th

Mar 9, 2017 @ 05:43

Weather – A mix of sun and cloud today with a 60% chance of flurries. Wind NW 20km gusting to 40km. A high of -8C with windchill of -25 this morning. Tonight the flurries will continue with a low of -28 expected, windchill of -37.

A snow squall warning is in effect for:

  • Agawa – Lake Superior Park
  • Sault Ste. Marie – St. Joseph Island
  • Searchmont – Montreal River Harbour – Batchawana Bay

Snow squalls are expected. Under the snow squall bands, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow, and snow will quickly accumulate. Snow squalls will ease to a few flurries later this morning with an additional 5 cm possible.

Roads – Although the information from Ontario511 was taken from their website as of 5:35 a.m. The highway conditions are as of Wednesday evening at 10:10 p.m. The website said that this was “Last updated: 2017-03-09 – early morning report, file generated at 5:23 AM”.

 

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Highway 651 to Wawa snow covered with snow packed sections. Poor visibility. 17-03-08 22:10
651 Highway 101 to Missinabi snow covered with snow packed sections. Poor visibility. 17-03-08 22:12
547 Highway 101 to Hawk Junction snow covered with snow packed sections. Poor visibility. 17-03-08 22:10
17 Sault Saint Marie to Montreal River snow covered with snow packed sections. Poor visibility. 17-03-08 22:07
17 Montreal River Bridge to Wawa snow covered with snow packed sections. Poor visibility. 17-03-08 22:11
17 Wawa to Paint Lake Rd snow covered with snow packed sections. Poor visibility. 17-03-08 22:10
17 Paint Lake Rd to SW of White River partly snow covered with bare and wet road, snow covered sections. 17-03-08 22:10
519 Highway 17 – Dubreuilville snow covered with snow packed sections. Poor visibility. 17-03-08 22:10
631 White River to Highway 11 bare and wet road with bare and dry road, snow covered sections. 17-03-08 22:10

 

Local – Are you ready for the Hawk Junction Family Fishing Derby? Registration is tomorrow night at the Community Center, and fishing begins at 8 a.m. Saturday morning at 8 a.m. on Hawk Lake.

Algoma Power Inc. is launching a new “Save on Energy Program”. They are offering residential customers a free retractable indoor/outdoor clothesline. They estimate that by using this clothesline, customers can save up to $32 per year on their hydro bills, between May ‐ October. You will be able to claim your clothesline on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. ‐ 3 p.m. at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre. So mark the date!

District – Sault College is particularly proud to celebrate a tremendous leader within our organization: Linda Ryan, Director Employment Solutions. Linda was honoured at the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Breakfast as this year’s recipient of the ATHENA Leadership Award.

Tourism Northern Ontario together with the Algoma Country Travel Association, Tourism Sault Ste Marie, the Sault Ste Marie Chamber of Commerce, the Rural Agri Tourism Network (RAIN), Take a New Approach and Buy Algoma Buy Fresh is hosting a full day of sessions, networking and discussion to help discover “Sault Ste Marie and Algoma’s Flavour” at Quattro Hotel and Conference Centre all day today. It  should be interesting what may come of this session.

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