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A taste of winter in northern Ontario


Looks like Christmas arrived a little early in Thunder Bay, ON
Looks like Christmas arrived a little early in Thunder Bay, ON

Lyndsay Morrison, staff writer

November 15, 2010 — People in northern Ontario are digging out from a winter storm that blanketed communities with snow this past weekend.

About 10 cm of snow fell in Thunder Bay
About 10 cm of snow fell in Thunder Bay

It's beginning to look a lot like winter in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

The city, located in the northwestern part of the province, was hit with about 10 cm of snow over the weekend. It was all courtesy of a low that dumped about 25 cm in parts of Minnesota and Iowa.

Thunder Bay police officers responded to 18 weather-related collisions on Saturday and Sunday, while the Ontario Provincial Police were called to more than 40. The OPP closed Highway 102 late Saturday after transport trucks had trouble getting up a hill. Some big rigs ended up in a ditch.

Drivers were being reminded to be extra cautious due to the slippery conditions. Police were also advising people to prepare their vehicles for the upcoming winter season if they hadn't already.

A snowy white deck in Thunder Bay, ON
A snowy white deck in Thunder Bay, ON

Scattered flurries were reported in some places throughout the day on Monday, but most of the heavy snow has tapered.

Temperatures are also starting to climb above the freezing mark, helping the snow that has blanketed the region to melt in the coming days.

To stay up-to-date on the current weather conditions, be sure to check your local forecast.

With files from Jill Colton

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