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Storm packs big punch

Storm packs big punch
Cornwall and S, D and G was blanketed in snow Wednesday as part of a large storm that moved across Ontario. School buses were cancelled as a result of the bad weather.

Cornwall - Feb. 2, 2011 - Old Man Winter struck Cornwall and S, D and G with a vengeance on Wednesday, delivering a storm that forced school bus cancellations and wreaked havoc on local roads.

The snowfall began in the morning and continued throughout the day and into the evening, forcing snowplows and sidewalk cleaners to work in high gear.

Local school buses were idled and classes were cancelled at St. Lawrence College as a result of the bad weather.

Meanwhile, city streets remained relatively quiet throughout the day as many opted to stay off the roads altogether. With heavy snow and high winds, visibility was a major issue for motorists.

As of 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, a winter storm warning remained in effect for the Cornwall region, with Environment Canada predicting total snowfall amounts of 15 to 20 centimetres.

Fortunately, things should improve today on the weather front as the Cornwall forecast call for sun with a high of - 6 Celsius.

The bad news? The long-term forecast is calling for more snow on Sunday and beyond.

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