The recent snow storm has broken records.

Kenora saw just over 30 centimetres of the white stuff, Vermilion Bay received 34 centimetres and Sioux Lookout had 29 centimetres fall.

Environment Canada Meteorologist Geoff Coulson detailed just how significant this storm was, when it comes to breaking previous snowfall records in the area.

“In terms of looking back at the record book for snowfall on December 4 at the airport, we picked up 26.6 centimetres yesterday. That really broke the record by quite a bit for that date in history for snowfall, which was 11.8 centimetres, set back all the way back in 1994,” he said.

Coulson noted that the district has already seen the worst of the storm.

“Fortunately, the worst is over. For the next couple of days, we will see the back-end of the system that’s still hanging around. We’re not expecting all that much more, maybe some light snow. While the worst of the snow is over with, the high winds will continue. Drivers may come across poor visibility with blowing snow,” he said.

The record-breaking snowfall has left many places and services across the district closed today. Students aren’t the only ones who got a snow-day. 

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Cancellations, postponements adding up
Highways 17, 71 open

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