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12/14/2010

Sarnia Snowstorm - State of Emergency

A state of emergency has been declared for Lambton County as snow stranded hundreds of motorists. Toronto Star Picture editor Wanda Goodwin shares some of the images here.

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Tow truck operator Dean Scott  works to free a transport truck from a snowbank on London Line, just east of Sarnia, Ont., Dec. 14, 2010. He has been working almost non stop since the storm began, Sunday afternoon. A state of emergency has been declared for Lambton County as snow stranded hundreds of motorists.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Glenn Ogilvie

 

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Stranded transport trucks sit on London Line, East of Sarnia, Ont., Dec. 14, 2010. Two military helicopters took to the air in southwestern Ontario on Tuesday morning to see if they can help 300 people trapped in their vehicles by a snowstorm. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Glenn Ogilvie

 

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A Sarnia police officer checks on stranded motorists on London Line, East of Sarnia, Ont., Dec. 14, 2010. Two military helicopters took to the air in southwestern Ontario on Tuesday morning to see if they can help 300 people trapped in their vehicles by a snowstorm. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Glenn Ogilvie

 

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Randy Hills of London, a driver for Doug Coleman Trucking, waits for help on London Line, East of Sarnia, Ont.,  Dec. 14, 2010. Two military helicopters took to the air in southwestern Ontario on Tuesday morning to see if they can help 300 people trapped in their vehicles by a snowstorm. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Glenn Ogilvie

 

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A Sarnia police officer checks for stranded motorists on London Line, East of Sarnia, Ont., Dec. 14, 2010. Two military helicopters took to the air in southwestern Ontario on Tuesday morning to see if they can help 300 people trapped in their vehicles by a snowstorm. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Glenn Ogilvie

 

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An unidentified truck driver walks along a long line of stranded vehicules on London Line, East of Sarnia, Ont., Dec. 14, 2010. Two military helicopters took to the air in southwestern Ontario on Tuesday morning to see if they can help 300 people trapped in their vehicles by a snowstorm. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Glenn Ogilvie

 

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A line of trucks stranded in the snow wait for roads to reopen on London Line, a detour route for Highway 402, East of Sarnia, Ont., Dec. 14, 2010. Hundreds of people have spent a cold night huddled in vehicles awaiting rescue along a snow-clogged stretch of highway in southwestern Ontario. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Glenn Ogilvie

 

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Sarnia Police check on stranded motorists on London Line, East of Sarnia, Ont., Dec. 14, 2010. Two military helicopters took to the air in southwestern Ontario on Tuesday morning to see if they can help 300 people trapped in their vehicles by a snowstorm. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Glenn Ogilvie

 

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A police officer climbs on the cab of a semi to check on its driver on Dec. 14, 2010 on London Line, East of Sarnia, Ont. A state of emergency has been declared for Lambton County as snow stranded hundreds of motorists. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Glenn Ogilvie

 

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An unidentified snowmobiler check on stranded motorists on highway 402 near Sarnia, Ont., Dec. 14, 2010, as seen from the vehicule of Colin Stewart, of Tottenham, Ont.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Colin Stewart

 

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A Griffin helicopter with 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron, Trenton, passes over Highway 402 near Sarnia, Ont., searching for stranded motorists, Dec. 14, 2010.  A state of emergency has been declared for Lambton County as snow stranded hundreds of motorists. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Glenn Ogilvie

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Amazing work by the police force. See, not all bad are they?

These photos should squash all the Hoo Haa about global warming for ever.....Margaret from Saudi Arabia.

Peter Mckay, where are those F-35 Fighter jets? I am sure the F-35's could blow the snow from off the 402.

Believe it or not, this type of snow fall will become more common, because of global warming. Warmer weather means warmer lakes. Warmer lakes mean more moisture in the air. Combine that with cold air and you get more snow.

Darcy, what kind of weed are you smoking?

"Combine that with cold air and you get more snow..." Right. And if the planet is supposedly getting warmer, then please enlighten us as to where your hypothetical 'cold air' is coming from.

You certainly won't get any traction trying to explain to the family of the man who died of the cold, how global warming is responsible for his death by freezing.

Cold is cold. Your 'warmer cold makes colder cold' idea is, to put it bluntly, quite insane.

Get a grip.

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