Posts Tagged ‘local news Sarnia’

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

griffon helicopter

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

petrolia snow

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 [...]

Update: drifts in some areas to the east of Sarnia are two metres high

Police in Sarnia have closed all eastbound roads at Modeland Road due to dangerous conditions.   Constable Bill Baines says the road are being closed to keep drivers from becoming stranded on roads that can be impassable in spots.   "While it may be inconvenient, the road closures have been ordered in the interest of [...]

Colts romp into final four in OFSSA hoops

The St. Clair Colts have reached the final four at the OFSSA "AA" girls basketball championship tournament in Sarnia. Riley Williams poured in 38 points on Friday night to lead the host team to a come from behind 54-46 win over Thunder Bay in the quarter-finals. Next up for the Colts will be the two-time defending [...]