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2014-04-19 at 2:02PM

Winter fury continues

Visibility was severely reduced during the height of Saturday morning
Matt Vis, tbnewswatch.com
Visibility was severely reduced during the height of Saturday morning's storm.
By Matt Vis, tbnewswatch.com

THUNDER BAY -- Easter weekend isn’t enough incentive for Mother Nature to lighten her wintery wrath.

For nearly an hour Saturday morning the city was hammered by a low pressure system that moved in from southern Manitoba that brought a fresh accumulation of snow and severely hindered visibility.

Environment Canada released a special weather statement as of just before 11 a.m. advising motorists to be cautious of road conditions.

The weather service is forecasting the city receiving between five to 10 centimetres of snow with a 60 per cent chance to precipitation in the evening.

Temperatures are expected to be around the freezing mark, which will determine whether the city will receive rain, snow, ice pellets or a combination.

As of 2 p.m. the OPP had responded to more than 20 calls of motor vehicle incidents since the early morning.

The provincial police also closed a portion of Highway 11/17 where it meets Highway 102 in the afternoon due to several transports getting stuck on a hill as a result of poor weather conditions.

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