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Weather-related closures, cancellations (updated)

Tuesday, January 07, 2014   by: Staff

The following is a list of area weather-related closures and cancellations.

Please check back for updates and additional cancellations.

- Due to the weather, the Sault Hot Yoga will be closed tonight - Tuesday Jan 7.  We want everyone to stay safe and off the roads.

- Tomorrow (Wednesday) evening’s Algoma Thunderbirds basketball games scheduled for 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the George Leach Centre (GLC) have been postponed due to inclement weather. The games against the Laurentian Voyageurs have been postponed until Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the GLC.

- All ringette games and practices are cancelled for tonight.

- Koong Joong Mu Sool Martial Arts at Anna McCrae School will be cancelled tonight due to the weather.

- Algoma District School Board’s Oliver Twist rehearsal scheduled for tonight at 7 p.m. has been cancelled due to unpredictable weather. Rehearsal schedule will resume on Thursday and Saturday of this week.

- Davey Dance Company will be closed due to weather.

- Studio Dance Arts Sault Ste. Marie is closed today due to weather.

- The Soo Curlers rink is experiencing a problem with a compressor used to make ice. As a result, this afternoon's 1 p.m. draw at the Ontario Scotties has been cancelled. The next draw will be at 7:30 this evening, with practice time at 7 p.m.

- Bubble Pop Beauty and Bridal is closed due to weather today.

- The Meals on Wheels at the F. J. Davey Home has been cancelled today due to weather.

- Phat Closet on Queen St. East is closed today.

- The Algoma District School Board has now closed Mountain View Public School.

- Due to the closure of Highway 17 North and the poor weather/ road conditions, transportation to/ from Aweres Public School in Heyden and Mountain View Public School in Goulais River is cancelled today.

- All district buses for all school boards from Batchawana, Goulais, Heyden and Searchmont that travel to Sault Ste. Marie are also cancelled today due to the poor weather and highway closure.

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jojoe71 1/7/2014 9:56:04 AM Report

Thanks for the update.
kamen 1/7/2014 3:23:30 PM Report

Thanks, keep us posted.
Right of Centre 1/7/2014 3:54:30 PM Report

Beware of non-sanded intersections. Please turn on your lights when driving. Daytime running lights don't light the rear of your vehicle. Police included, please. Just saw a few Police cars that should know better in whiteout conditions.
Ski-Dude 1/7/2014 4:28:08 PM Report

Good point on the non-sanded intersections!

Snow removal till now IMO has been quite good, however sanding has been brutal! I prefer snow left on the road if I had the choice over ice!!!!! Grater went by my place several times in the past few days....not one sand municipal skating rinks?
Bad Dawg 1/7/2014 4:42:27 PM Report

I am sure glad our taxes went to local contractors. Guess they under estimated how much sand/salt it would take to keep our roads clear.
Right of Centre 1/7/2014 5:09:11 PM Report

I found many well-sanded intersections and hills driving around. Side street intersections, and recently cleared intersections not so much. Overall, not bad. If it's not dark with sand, slowing about half a block away worked well.
Lleoy 1/7/2014 5:39:44 PM Report

Maybe, some of you morons should clean off your windows, and headlights. And try slowing down a bit,
kamen 1/7/2014 6:50:16 PM Report

Driving on Pine Street be careful when you get towards F.H.Clergue, the snow is blowing off their field causing 0 visibility. Was on the bus and we couldn't see anything at all, not even the houses or anything to the left and right of us.
willoweep 1/7/2014 6:59:10 PM Report

Lleoy, will that make the roads less slippery? Why wasn't I told ?

Yes there are People who are just an accident waiting to happen, but lets be fair.

The roads ARE slippery I watch the Graders go past my House too and they leave behind glare ice .

At one time if you saw the Grader the Salt or Sand truck was not far behind ,it doesn't seem that way this Year .
Bad Dawg 1/7/2014 8:34:00 PM Report

trunk road/ hwy17 is a skating rink... no salt and a little sprinkle of sand. A city official must live in the same neighborhood as you!
Ski-Dude 1/7/2014 9:05:48 PM Report

I drive a few long routes several times a day and there was no sand on any of them at 7am, 11am, 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm. I've seen a few cars sliding through intersections and bailing into the snow banks trying to stop (even at low speeds!). Even saw a school bus going squirrely. I have top of the line studded winter tires and I've had a few slip-n-slides on the glare ice at low speeds. Still no sand on my road since the wee hours of this morning. If nothing done by morning, the city will be hearing from me.
Tee 1/8/2014 5:09:56 AM Report

There are temperature limits where salt does not work. Its a waste of time and money when its really cold.
Ski-Dude 1/8/2014 8:45:55 AM Report

Woke up to an awesome site this morning....sand! Not just on my street but my whole route!
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