WEATHER WOES II Winter storm causing travel delays shifts into Newfoundland

Posted on 02/09/2016 | About Newfoundland and Labrador

Blizzard conditions from an East Coast storm that cancelled flights and closed schools in parts of the Maritimes shifted into Newfoundland and Labrador early today.

Environment Canada was reporting that the wintry blast brought up to 30 centimetres of snow to Nova Scotia, and blowing snow also made car travel difficult through much of southern New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. The snow storm continued to track northeast into Newfoundland, stretching from Port aux Basques to St. John's. Numerous flights are delayed or cancelled at St. John's airport, while ferries are docked and road travel is reported to be treacherous in many areas of the island. Most schools in the eastern half of the island are closed for the day. The federal forecaster says the Avalon peninsula can expect a total of up to 25 centimetres of snow, with higher accumulations for eastern, central and southern Newfoundland.