Snow storm strands vehicles, turns Ohsweken into ghost town

Ohsweken became a ghost town as the storm hit. (Photo by Jim C. Powless)

By Lisa Lesse Writer It was called the “storm of a generation,” a “weather bomb,” and “white Christmas.” It touched down with wind speeds over 90 km per hour. It started off as rain followed by flash freezes and heavy snow falls forecasted to reach up to 15 cm by Saturday morning. On December 23 as temperatures plummeted below -20 C, public works across the region issued cold weather alerts. Six Nations Public Works and Six Nations Police issued weather alert statements, travel warnings and precautions, along with links to available services and resources. De dwa de dehs nye>s Health Centre announced it would make services available virtually from December 23-24. In response to the winter tempest that defies description, Six Nations community members shared messages of precaution, frustration, and…

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