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TRAFFIC: Freezing rain leads to poor road conditions across city

THUNDER BAY -- City police are asking motorists to drive with extreme caution this Monday morning. Freezing rain, which Environment Canada expects could change into snow later this morning, have led to poor road conditions across the city.
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A line of slow-moving traffic makes its way down a silppery Arthur Street near Syndicate Avenue late Monday morning. (Phil Darlington, TBT News)

THUNDER BAY -- City police are asking motorists to drive with extreme caution this Monday morning.

Freezing rain, which Environment Canada expects could change into snow later this morning, have led to poor road conditions across the city.

Officials with the Thunder Bay Police Service suggest motorists give themselves a lot of extra time to get to their destination.

City of Thunder Bay salt and sand trucks are out trying to improve the road conditions, but slick surfaces can still be found throughout the city.


“We’ve had crews out since midnight, then had additional crews out since 5 a.m. to address certain areas,” said Brad Adams, manager of the City of Thunder Bay’s roads division.  

“We have all our resources out and we are doing the best we can. They will be out as long as required.”

Nine sidewalk sanding units are working on improving routes for pedestrians across the city, while nine sand and salt trucks continue to fight the ice on the roadways.

Major routes and transit routes will be priority no. 1 for those sanding trucks, with residential routes being targeted afterwards.