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20 cm of snow expected north of the Sault

A winter weather travel advisory issued for Sault Ste. Marie on Friday remains in effect
USED 2018-11-13 Good Morning Sault DMH-14
Donna Hopper/SooToday

A snowfall warning has been issued for some areas north of Sault Ste. Marie.

Environment Canada is reporting that up to 20 cm of snow is expected with snowfall rates of 1 to 2 cm per hour are possible.

The affected areas include:

  • Agawa - Lake Superior Park
  • Searchmont - Montreal River Harbour - Batchawana Bay
  • Wawa - Pukaskwa Park

The snowfall is expected to continue into Saturday afternoon.

A winter weather travel advisory issued on Friday also remains in effect for some areas as well, including:

  • Sault Ste. Marie - St. Joseph Island

The snowfall is expected to continue throughout much of the day with 10 to 15 cm of snow possible before it tapers off Saturday evening.

Snowfall rates of 2 to 3 cm per hour are possible.

"Motorists should expect hazardous winter driving conditions and adjust travel plans accordingly," Environment Canada's weather advisory states. "Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions. Take extra care when walking or driving in affected areas. Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow."

Weather advisories issued for Espanola, Killarney as well as Blind River, Thessalon, and Manitoulin Island also remain in effect.

Snowfall totals for those areas are expected to be in the 10 cm range.

Heavy snow and strong northwesterly winds are expected to affect the White River, Dubreuilville area as well this mornign as part of what Environment Canada is calling "a relatively narrow but intense band of heavy snow."

Wind gusts up to 50 km/h are possible as a result.