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2014-04-04 at NOON

Last blast?

An Egan Street resident played the good samaritan and cleared his neighbour
Jodi Lundmark, tbnewswatch.com
An Egan Street resident played the good samaritan and cleared his neighbour's driveway after his was finished Friday morning.
By Jodi Lundmark, tbnewswatch.com

The worst is behind us - for now.

As people dig their way out of their driveway for what may seem like the hundredth time this winter, Environment Canada meteorologist Peter Kimbell says Friday's snowfall could be the last obstacle to spring.

"There is nothing more on the horizon immediately," he said, noting that temperatures for the weekend are expected to hit around 10C and while it may dip early in the week, pleasant temperatures are expected again by Wednesday.

About 10 centimetres of snow had fallen by noon Friday and Kimbell said the city could get up to 15 centimetres, but the snow will end by the end of the day.

"Probably the worst is over," he said. "The biggest accumulation is over. It should be tapering off by early this afternoon and clearing by this evening."

City road crews were out clearing main streets starting at 4 a.m. Friday.

Roads manager Brad Adams said more snow came later in the morning so crews went back out again to clear the arterial and collector routes.

Residential streets hadn't been cleared yet, and Adams said they'll assess whether they need to be throughout the day.

Salting and sanding equipment was also out as well as sidewalk plows.

Thunder Bay has received 205 centimetres of snow so far this winter. The record is 430.5 centimetres in the winter of 1955-1956. 

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