Storm wallops region

Looking west on Lakeshore Drive in Morrisburg. (The Leader/Blancher photo)

SOUTH DUNDAS – A storm that was forecast to deliver 10-15 cm of snow before turning to freezing rain, has now dumped over 20 cm so far and has not let up.

School buses were cancelled for the third day-in-a-row Wednesday, this time because of the snow and freezing rain forecast. On Monday and Tuesday, Student Transportation of Eastern Ontario cancelled buses due to the extreme cold weather. Temperatures dipped to -25 Celsius overnight, with the windchill making it feel like -35 C.

Environment Canada issued a storm warning for the region, including all of SDG. Snow is to continue into Wednesday evening, turning to freezing rain as the temperature rises above zero.

The agency says temperatures will rise to 4 Celsius by Thursday morning, and fall to a low of -12 Thursday evening. Relief from the cold will not last long, as the forecast calls for a return to temperatures around -10 C over the weekend, with more snow on the way.


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