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Weather forcing cancellations, closures all over the city

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Jan 30, 2013 - 10:55 AM |
As Sudburians forge their way through slush, ice and deep puddles, many services are being cancelled due to the weather. Photo by Marg Seregelyi.

As Sudburians forge their way through slush, ice and deep puddles, many services are being cancelled due to the weather. Photo by Marg Seregelyi.

Updated 12:33 p.m. on Jan. 30

All highways have been reopened, said the Ontario Provincial Police. 


Due to weather conditions, Collège Boréal’s main campus, Sturgeon Falls’s campus, and its employment centers in the Greater Sudbury will be closed as of 1 p.m.  

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All provincial highways in the region are closed due to road and weather conditions, which are expected to continue throughout the day, said the Ontario Provincial Police.  

 

Police are asking the public to stay off the roads if they do not need to travel.

 

The OPP said it is working to have the roads re-opened.

Do not call 911 or the OPP for road maintenance issues. Instead, call the Ministry of Transportation at 1-800-268-4686.

Greater Sudbury Police Service is urging motorists to give themselves extra time for their commute. There have been some issues with drainage off of city streets. City crews are out working on problem areas, said police.

With more rain in the forecast conditions will take some time to improve.

Motorists are advised to reduce speed, increase braking and following distances.

As such, school boards are encouraging parents to pick up their children at school as soon as possible.

While schools for the English catholic, English public, French catholic and French public schools, operating in the districts of Sudbury, Espanola, Massey and Manitoulin remain open, according to reports from Greater Sudbury Police Service, the OPP and MTO, it appears that road conditions may deteriorate.

Canada Post has cancelled mail delivery for today, as well.

 

Greater Sudbury Airport is reporting that several Bearskin flights are delayed, while an Air Canada flight from Toronto is cancelled. 


Furthermore, Adanac Ski Hill, Lively Ski Hill, Queen's Athletic Skating Oval and Ramsey Lake Skating Path are temporarily closed due to mild weather conditions, said the city.

Transcab service has been cancelled. Updates will be provided as the day progresses. 

The official opening of the Valley East/Capreol Water Distribution System scheduled for today has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for a later date.

Cambrian College has closed its Barrydowne campus. All classes, services and events scheduled for this afternoon and evening are cancelled. Normal operating hours are expected to resume tomorrow.

Laurentian University said its classes are cancelled and the office will be closed as of 1 p.m.

 

The city is advising that full bus service has been restored to the following routes:
-Route 017: Donovan
-Route 301: Lasalle-Madison
-Route 302: Lasalle-Cambrian
-Route 401: Barrydowne-Cambrian
-Route 014: Kathleen
-Route 182: Ramsey View-Algonquin
-Route 181: Paris-Lo-Ellen
-Route 101: Howey-Moonlight
-Route 012: McKim (not using McNiel and Ethelbert)
-Route 500: University via Paris (turn around)
-Route 007: North End (not servicing the end of Louis Street)
-Route 940: Gatchell-Copper Cliff (not going to Little Italy)
-Route 701: Lively (not going to Simon Lake Rd.)

Residents are asked to check the city's website at www.greatersudbury.ca or call 311 for updates or more information.

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