Relief is on the way but Environment Canada has kept the blowing snow advisory in effect for North Bay, Powassan, Mattawa, West Nipissing and French River for the time being.

Expect reduced visibilities in local blowing snow today.

Flurries and strong westerly winds with gusts of 60 to 80 km/h are expected today. Any fresh snow will be whipped up by the winds creating areas of reduced visibilities, particularly in exposed areas. Snowfall accumulations are expected to be light.

Conditions will slowly improve through the day as winds begin to diminish.

Travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility in some locations.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports using #ONStorm.