WINTER STORM – EAST COAST January 30, 2018

Hazardous winter conditions are expected

A strengthening low pressure system tracking northeastward today as it passes south of the Maritimes. Snow will spread across the Island and will intensify later today with total amounts near 15 cm expected. As the winds increase today, blowing snow will cause significant reductions in visibility, causing hazardous driving conditions through the day today and into tonight.

Additionally, higher than normal water levels are expected along the Northumberland Strait at high tide late today and may lead to ice rafting.

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

With the amount of snow that has fallen and the high winds, and for the safety of our drivers and employees, our Sydney and Charlottetown terminals will be closed for the day.

TRAVEL ADVISORY – MARINE ATLANTIC January 30, 2018

Weather Impact Advisory – 29/1/2018

Marine Atlantic advises customers that due to impending weather conditions the following changes have been made to our schedule:
•Port aux Basques to North Sydney Monday, January 29, 2018 at 2345 is now scheduled to depart Tuesday , January 30, 2018 at 2345.
•North Sydney to Port aux Basques Monday, January 29, 2018 at 2345 is now scheduled to depart Tuesday , January 30, 2018 at 2345.
• Port aux Basques to North Sydney Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 1145 is now scheduled to depart Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 2345
•North Sydney to Port aux Basques Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 1230 is now scheduled to depart Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 2345.

We anticipate a potential impact to the following departures:
•North Sydney to Port aux Basques Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 2345.
•Port aux Basques to North Sydney Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 2345.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT – Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland January 29, 2018

Special Weather Statement

ONTARIO A cold front and associated weak low are expected to move slowly across Southern Ontario today. This frontal zone is forecast to become active and generate appreciable snow in some areas. It will begin this afternoon over portions of the Golden Horseshoe and continue this evening before tapering off later tonight. Total snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm.
Motorists and commuters should plan for accumulating snow for the Monday evening commute.

NEW BRUNSWICK & NOVA SCOTIA A strengthening low pressure system off the east coast of the United States will move northeastward today and track south of Nova Scotia on Tuesday. Snow will begin over southeastern New Brunswick near midnight tonight and taper to flurries Tuesday evening. Snowfall amounts near 10 cm are expected however they may reach the warning criteria of 15 cm. Gusty northerly winds may give blowing snow on Tuesday.
Additionally, higher than normal water levels are expected along the Northumberland Strait Tuesday afternoon at high tide and may lead to ice rafting.

NEWFOUNDLAND Snow will arrive by midnight tonight, and then change through ice pellets to freezing rain to rain during the day on Tuesday. Strengthening southerly winds will accompany the rain, with the strongest gusts arriving Tuesday afternoon. Rain will taper off Wednesday morning.
The potential exists for rainfall amounts to exceed 50 mm over the Burin Peninsula and western parts of the Avalon. Lesser rainfall totals are expected over the eastern Avalon, including the St. John’s area.

TRAVEL ADVSORY – MARINE ATLANTIC January 29, 2018

Potential Weather Impact – 29/1/2018
Marine Atlantic advises our customers that due to high winds in the Cabot Strait we anticipate a potential impact to the following departures:
•North Sydney to Port aux Basques Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 1230.
•Port aux Basques to North Sydney Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 1145.
•North Sydney to Port aux Basques Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 2345.
•Port aux Basques to North Sydney Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 2345.

FREEZING RAIN AND SNOWFALL WARNINGS FOR NEW BRUNSWICK January 23, 2018

Freezing rain is expected or occurring.

A low pressure system will approach from the Great Lakes today and track across northern New Brunswick tonight.

Snow associated with this system will change to ice pellets and freezing rain this afternoon and continue over the northern half of the province well into the evening. Most of New Brunswick will see between 4 and 8 hours of ice pellets and freezing rain before changing to rain from south to north.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays. Ice build-up may cause tree branches to break.

Snowfall, is also mixed in this system with total amounts of 15 to 25 cm is expected.

A low pressure system will approach from the Great Lakes and track across northern New Brunswick tonight.

Snow heavy at times will change through ice pellets to freezing rain this afternoon and finally to rain later tonight. Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 centimetres are expected with the highest amounts over northwestern Madawaska and Restigouche counties. Freezing rain warnings are also in effect for an extended period of freezing rain which is expected this afternoon and evening.

Precipitation is expected to end Wednesday morning.

FREEZING RAIN ALERT – Ottawa, Montreal Area’s January 23, 2018

Freezing rain is expected or occurring.

Freezing rain will continue for a few hours this morning, with ice accumulation of 5 to 10 millimetres likely in most areas.

Untreated surfaces will be icy and slippery as a result of the freezing rain. The morning commute to work will be affected by this freezing rain event.

Freezing rain will come to an end near midday, with patchy freezing drizzle or drizzle expected this afternoon as temperatures struggle to get to just above the zero degree mark.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become icy and slippery. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. Road closures are possible. Utility outages may occur.

Freezing rain warnings are issued when rain falling in sub-zero temperatures creates ice build-up and icy surfaces.

TRAVEL ADVISORY – MARINE ATLANTIC January 12, 2018

Weather Impact Advisory – 12/1/2018

Marine Atlantic advises customers that due to high winds and sea conditions the following changes have been made to our schedule:

•Port aux Basques to North Sydney Friday, January 12, 2018 at 2345 is now scheduled to depart Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 2345.
•North Sydney to Port aux Basques Friday, January 12, 2018 at 2345 is now scheduled to depart Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 2345.

Marine Atlantic advises our customers that due to impending weather conditions in the Cabot Strait we anticipate a potential impact to the following departures:

•North Sydney to Port aux Basques Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 1145
•Port aux Basques to North Sydney Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 1145

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT – ONTARIO January 12, 2018

Potential for icy conditions later this morning and this afternoon.

Rain and patches of dense fog will continue to affect the area early this morning. The rain is forecast to change to snow by midday as temperatures plummet with the passage of a cold front. There may also be a brief period of freezing rain during the changeover from rain to snow.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots could become icy and slippery. Extra care should be taken when walking or driving in affected areas.

The snow is forecast to taper off behind the cold front, limiting snowfall amounts to a few centimetres at most.

Please refer to your public forecast for further details.

Travel Advisory – Marine Atlantic January 8, 2018

Potential Weather Impact 09/01/18

Marine Atlantic advises our customers that due to impending weather conditions in the Cabot Strait we anticipate a potential impact to the following departures:

•North Sydney to Port aux Basques Tuesday, January 09, 2018 at 2345
•Port aux Basques to North Sydney Tuesday, January 09, 2018 at 2345

Extreme Weather Conditions in Montreal – January 5, 2018

Lachine is under extreme weather conditional and there are numerous reports of multiple vehicle pile up’s / lots of accidents / many road closures, so with safety in mind, our dray’s have been told to pull drivers out as needed as road conditions are terrible. Our COG Appointments team are re-appointing any appointment for pickups and deliveries today. Terminal is open but operations may be hampered by the weather conditions.

Please advise your shippers/consignees.

I will continue to monitor the situation throughout the day and advise if the situation changes.