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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Snowy Day, but No Snow Day

Regional | by Bayshore News Staff  

Weather turns from rain to snow, creates havoc on roads but no school cancellations.

It was a morning of heavy snow.

The storm first brought rain on Tuesday -- Environment Canada estimates our region from the Bruce Peninsula to Collingwood and Wasaga Beach -- received about 40 millimetres of rain.

And the snow this morning dumped about 5 to 15 centimetres of snow around the region before it ended by mid morning.

It is still a sloppy and wet drive around the region -- but it's a lot better than what it was this morning.

Roads across the region are now described as snowcovered and slushy to bare and wet.

Some roads are still slippery in sections.

There was also a serious crash on Highway 6 and 10 at Story Book Park road between Owen Sound and Rockford this morning that sent three people to hospital with unknown injuries.

The snow also knocked out electricity across Bruce and Grey Counities.

About 400 homes and businesses near Howdenvale are in the dark.

The biggest outage is around Thornbury -- where 26 hundred customers are in the dark -- but Hydro One says most of those homes should have power back soon.

There are other outages in Chesley, Chatsworth, Meaford and Markdale.

Hydro One estimates power to all customers will be restored by 6 PM tonight.

Despite the snow, there were no school bus cancellations in the region.

However, it is a second snow day in a row in Parry Sound and Muskoka, where the rain yesterday came down as freezing rain and sleet.


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