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2013-12-03 at 15:37

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The city was digging itself out of the first significant snowfall of the season Tuesday morning.

But despite the snow, officials with the Thunder Bay detachment of the OPP say there were only two minor accidents, with vehicles sliding off area highways.  Area school buses were also running as usual. 

Officials from Environment Canada say snow accumulations were difficult to measure, due to high winds causing drifting snow. 

But some areas south of Thunder Bay received nearly 30 centimetres of accumulation, while other Northwestern Ontario residents may have only had to dig themselves out of five centimetres.

City snow plows began hitting the roadways at about 2 a.m. Tuesday, and city officials report that it took about eight hours to get all the main arterial roads cleared up.

Roads Division Manager Brad Adams said this was the first full plowing event of the season, and it certainly won’t be the last as there’s already more snow in the forecast.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Environment Canada was predicting periods of snowfall throughout Tuesday night, with another five to 10 centimetres touching down Wednesday.

Thursday and Friday currently shows a 60 and 40 per cent chance of flurries respectively, while Saturday so far appears to be snow free.


(Thunder Bay Television)

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fastball says:
Drive a bit slow, leave a bit earlier....and TURN YOUR LIGHTS ON, for the love of Mike.
12/3/2013 5:52:37 PM
Arch Stanton says:
Did anyone else see The Weather Network forecast on Monday night? They were still forecasting 5cms for us when we already had 15-20cms on the ground...

They should try looking out the window occasionally!!!
12/3/2013 11:47:42 PM
ranma says:
Snow plow came down our street at around 3pm today. One side was done. As of 2am, the other side of the street is still NOT plowed. Thanks.
12/4/2013 2:09:57 AM
Blain says:
Snow is a terrible thing!!
12/4/2013 9:38:13 AM
corvidae says:
In other Thunder Bay in December news, some people went to work, some babies were born, a few people died, a bunch of people watched TV, some went out in the evening, and the sun rose and set.
12/4/2013 12:52:56 PM
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