Parts of northern Ontario are getting an early blast of winter as snow began falling in the area Monday and is continuous Tuesday morning, prompting a snowfall warning and freeway closure.
Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning Tuesday morning for the communities of Chapleau, 200 kilometres west on Highway 101, and Missinaibi Lake, north of the small city.
Snow is predicted to taper off later in the morning and will combine with rain in the afternoon.
The space will see one other 5 centimetres of accumulation in the course of the day and wind gusts between 60 to 70 km/h, which may create blowing snow and scale back visibility, earlier than one other spherical of snowfall begins Tuesday night.
The winter climate is attributable to a slow-moving low-pressure system.
“Be ready to regulate your driving with altering highway circumstances. If visibility is decreased whereas driving, decelerate, look ahead to tail lights forward and be ready to cease,” Environment Canada mentioned.
“Public Safety Canada encourages everybody to make an emergency plan and get an emergency equipment with ingesting water, meals, medication, a first-aid equipment and a flashlight.”
COLLISIONS AND HIGHWAY CLOSURES
Ontario (*11*) Police closed greater than 200 kilometres of Highway 11 between Hearst and Blueberry Road in Longlac shortly after 8 p.m. Monday evening as a result of inclement winter climate circumstances. No phrase on when it’s anticipated to reopen.
A collision involving a tractor-trailer in the northbound lane of Highway 11 close to Iroquois Falls at Hiway Beach Road has decreased the highway to 1 lane, the Ministry of Transportation mentioned at 7:15 a.m., after being closed fully for a couple of hours.