Apr 24, 2017 @ 19:32
At 7:32 the Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise of the following Road Opening:
Location: Hwy 17 – Vermillion Bay to Manitoba Border
Time Re-Opened: 1825
Apr 24, 2017 @ 15:15
Kenora Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police advise of the following Road Closure:
Highway: 17, Vermillion Bay to Manitoba Border, due to snow fall and collisions.
Members of the Ontario Provincial Police would like to advise motorists that Highway 17 is currently closed from the Manitoba border to Vermillion Bay. Due to the current road conditions, the highway will be closed for an unknown length of time The OPP is asking motorists to review their travels plans if they plan on driving in the region and recommends people stay home, avoid unnecessary travel and let snow removal crews do their work. The OPP reminds motorists and the public not to call the OPP for road conditions. You can now call 5-1-1 for interactive up to date road conditions anywhere in Ontario or call the MTO toll-free at 1-800-268-4686.
About the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) - The Ontario Provincial Police is one of North America's largest deployed police services with more than 6,200 uniformed officers, 3,100 civilian employees and 800 Auxiliary officers. They provide essential services that ensure the safety and security of the people of the Province of Ontario.
FOR NORTHERN ONTARIO
UPDATED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA
AT 3:55 P.M. EDT MONDAY 24 APRIL 2017.
SNOWFALL WARNING FOR:
KENORA – NESTOR FALLS
DRYDEN – VERMILION BAY
EAR FALLS – PERRAULT FALLS – WESTERN LAC SEUL
SIOUX LOOKOUT – SAVANT LAKE.
THE SNOWSTORM HAS ARRIVED AS EXPECTED.
SNOW, HEAVY AT TIMES WILL CONTINUE TONIGHT ACROSS THE REGION. TOTAL
SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 15 TO 25 CM ARE LIKELY BY TUESDAY MORNING.
GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS TO 50 KM/H WILL PRODUCE SOME BLOWING SNOW IN
EXPOSED AREAS AS WELL.
THERE IS ALSO A RISK OF BRIEF FREEZING RAIN TONIGHT IN THE SIOUX
NARROWS TO DRYDEN TO THE SAVANT LAKE AREAS.
HAZARDOUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS FROM ACCUMULATING SNOW AND VERY
LOW VISIBILITY IN HEAVY SNOW CONTINUE TONIGHT. HIGHWAY 17 IS CLOSED
FROM VERMILION BAY TO THE MANITOBA BORDER ACCORDING TO MTO REPORTS.
THE SNOW WILL COME TO AN END FROM WEST TO EAST ON TUESDAY.
VISIBILITY MAY BE SUDDENLY REDUCED AT TIMES IN HEAVY SNOW. SURFACES
SUCH AS HIGHWAYS, ROADS, WALKWAYS AND PARKING LOTS MAY BECOME
DIFFICULT TO NAVIGATE DUE TO ACCUMULATING SNOW. IF VISIBILITY IS
REDUCED WHILE DRIVING, SLOW DOWN, WATCH FOR TAIL LIGHTS AHEAD AND BE
PREPARED TO STOP.
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