Archive for the ‘Enniskillen’ Category

The Storm is the topic tonight on “Wright to the Point” on TVCOGECO.

City and council officials will join Barry Wright to talk about this week's storm on "Wright to the Point" on TVCOGECO tonight at 7 p.m. The program will also be rebroadcast on Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 19 at 12 noon.  

Eastbound 402 now open. Work on westbound 402 continues

Eastbound highway 402 from the Blue Water Bridge all the way to London has now been reopened.  However, police continue to advise motorists to drive with caution due to icy and snow covered sections.   Westbound highway 402 remains closed between Nauvoo Road (the Watford cutoff) and Mandaumin Road (county road 26) as snow removal [...]

Winter storm update: Rescue efforts continue

Rescue efforts continue today in the wake of a vicious winter storm that has dumped voluminous amounts of snow on the region since Sunday. As of 4:30 this afternoon, there were more than 500 people who had been taken to warming centres located at the Fairgrounds in Wyoming, the Legion in Wyoming and the Oil [...]

Military helicopters begin the rescue in Lambton

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Canadian Forces helicopters have begun to pluck stranded motorists from highway 402.   So far, the Griffon choppers have been able to rescue about 20 people and drop them off at the Farigrounds in Wyoming which has been opened as a warming centre by the Township of Plympton-Wyoming or at Chris Hadfield Airport in Sarnia. [...]

Day three of The Storm. The Canadian Forces has been called in to help

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A Hercules C-130 and two Griffon helicopters have taken off from London Airport and are now surveying the situation over highway 402 where more than 300 motorists have been stranded by a vicious winter storm. The aircraft are looking for a place to land in order to start plucking the motorists from the highway. The [...]

Update: State of Emergency declared by Lambton Warden Steve Arnold

A state of emergency has been declared in Lambton County. Warden Steve Arnold made the declaration late Monday night. Police estimate 360 people are still stranded tonight on highway 402 between the London Line overpass, just west of Warwick Village, and Sarnia.  The highway has been shut down in both directions from the Blue Water Bridge [...]

Weather continues to wreak havoc with travelers

Provincial Police in Lambton have now set up two more warming centres for those caught in the ongoing winter storm to stay warm and use washroom facilities. In addition to the earlier announcements of centre at Shores Recreation Centre on Amtelecom Parkway in Forest and the Community Hall and Fire Department on Egremont Road in [...]

Lambton OPP now have four warming centres available to winter-weary travelers

petrolia snow

Provincial Police in Lambton have now set up two more warming centres for those caught in the ongoing winter storm to stay warm and use washroom facilities.   In addition to the earlier announcements of centre at Shores Recreation Centre on Amtelecom Parkway in Forest and the Community Hall and Fire Department on Egremont Road in Warwick Village, [...]

Update: Highway 402 closed. Police advise everyone to stay home!

Highway 402 Closed  Stay home! That's the simple, straightforward message from area police as the region continues to be in the grasp of a winter storm. Highway 402 from the border to east of the Lambton County line has now been closed in both directions. Lambton OPP Constable John Reurink says driving conditions are 'ridiculous' [...]

You can stop dreaming about a white Christmas; it’s already here

The calendar indicates winter does not arrive until next week, but one would never know by looking outside. Snow and blowing snow has buffeted our coverage area since Sunday morning and a snowsquall warning remains in effect. A gusty northwest wind up to 80 km./hr. will blow the snow around making driving virtually impossible. All schools [...]