Blizzard conditions with gusty winds and visibility frequently near zero in snow and blowing snow is occurring.
Conditions expected to deteriorate as snow redevelops near noon with strong northwesterly winds and falling temperatures in the afternoon. Winds will gust up to 110 km/h and combine with an additional 10 cm of snow to cause whiteout conditions Wednesday night.
Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.
MARITIME-ONTARIO FREIGHT LINES NAMES CHRIS WALKER AS PRESIDENT.
December 28th, 2018.
Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Walker to the position of President effective December 11th, 2018.
Chris brings extensive management and leadership skills to Maritime-Ontario having held the position of President of Rogue Transportation for 13 years, and most recently the position of President of SameDay Courier, a division of the Day & Ross Transport Group of companies.
“I’m delighted to have been selected as the President of such a strong brand and leader in the Canadian Transportation sector. I look forward to working with the Maritime-Ontario leadership team, which notably includes Doug Munro, who has assumed the role as Chief Executive Officer. Our path forward is exciting in keeping with our commitment to our valued customers, that we will continue to do our very best each and everyday. Our team is fully committed to maintaining these core values of our past, and will strengthen and drive further efficiencies and opportunities for the future of this great Canadian brand.”
About Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines.
Established in 1962, Maritime-Ontario Freight Lines Limited is a fully integrated transportation company providing multi-modal services throughout Canada. The M-O brand is well known for providing sustainable transportation solutions to its customers backed by a wealth of more than 50 years of experience. Services include less than truck load, truck load and dedicated services for both dry and refrigerated cargo. Maritime-Ontario also celebrates its 15th year as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, nine of which have been at the Platinum Club status.
Freezing precipitation is expected over these areas.
The freezing precipitation is current on Ottawa area, and will reach Central Quebec this afternoon and the Lower St Lawrence this evening. The freezing rain will then affect some areas until Saturday morning.
Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery
Please be patient as there may be some delays.
Widespread weather warnings and alerts remain in effect in Atlantic Canada as a slow moving system brings a prolonged period of snow, rain and strong winds to the region. Dangerous travel conditions shut down several schools in the Maritimes as the system moves slowly northeastward and more significant snow falls through Tuesday. Meanwhile, Newfoundland sees warmer temperatures and rain push in, but not for long.
An Atlantic storm system went through Avalon Peninsula last night dropping 30 CM of snow. Driving conditions and visibility difficult at times due to the strong winds.
Please be patient, as there may be delays
Due to the current snow/rain mixture coming down in Ottawa area, please expect delays.
Please be advised that for user safety, the Confederation Bridge has restricted certain classes of vehicles from crossing until the current high wind situation changes. Restricted classes include automobiles towing trailers, motorcycles, high sided vehicles including trucks, tractor trailers, recreational vehicles, and buses.
Snowfall with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm is expected in New Brunswick today. At least 15 centimeter’s of snow will fall before tapering to flurries late this afternoon or early this evening. Strong northerly winds with gusts up to 80 km/h will give occasional reduced visibilities in blowing snow.
Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays, so we thank you for your patience.
Please be advised that the scheduled arrival into St. John’s NL, of Oceanex Avalon is delayed from Friday November 3, 2018 to Saturday December 1, 2018.
Schedule Change Advisory – 16/11/2018
Marine Atlantic advises customers that due to adverse weather in the Cabot Strait the following changes have been made to our schedule:
•North Sydney to Port aux Basques Friday, November 16, 2018 at 2345 is now scheduled to depart Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 1145, weather permitting
•Port aux Basques to North Sydney Friday, November 16, 2018 at 2345 is now scheduled to depart Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 1145, weather permitting