UPDATE AT 2:30pm: All highways in the region have reopened.

UPDATE AT 10:30am: Environment Canada has downgraded the weather warning to a blowing snow advisory.  NW wind to 50 km/h causing blowing snow and reduced visibility this afternoon, then becoming light.  All closures remain in effect at this hour.UPDATE AT 8:30am, MON., FEB. 25:

  • HIGHWAY 11  CLOSED FROM LONGLAC TO NEW LISKEARD
  • HWY 101 CLOSED FROM HWY 11 MATHESON TO THE QUEBEC BORDER
  • HWY 101 CLOSED FROM CHAPLEAU TO TIMMINS
  • HWY 655 CLOSED FROM JCT HWY 11 TO NORTH OF TIMMINS
  • HWY 144 CLOSED FROM HWY 101 TIMMINS

Environment Canada has put this region under a blizzard warning and to be very blunt about it, being outdoors — especially driving — is dangerous.

The warning covers the area between Hearst and Smooth Rock Falls, and extends north to Fraserdale and Pledger Lake.

Between 15 and 30 cm of snow is expected through late night, with a wind speed up to 80 km/h causing near zero visibility.

Highways and many businesses are already closed.  You can check the latest from Environment Canada via this link. Once the blizzard is over, you can see which highways are no longer closed from Ontario 511, through this link.

Here is the actual blizzard warning.