A city worker cleans up after a snow storm Tuesday morning.
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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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