Blizzard takes aim at Newfoundland
Feb 10, 2013 / 7:11 am
A winter storm warning is in effect for Newfoundland as the blizzard that hammered the Maritimes on Saturday takes aim at Canada's easternmost province.
Environment Canada is forecasting 25 to 55-centimetres of snow for central and eastern Newfoundland by tonight, and up to 35-centimetres for the southwest part of the province.
Making matters much worse, forecasters say the snow will be whipped by winds of more than 100-kilometres an hour in many places.
Several departures and arrivals have already been cancelled at St. John's International Airport. And, Marine Atlantic has suspended ferry service between North Sydney, Nova Scotia, and Port aux Basques, Newfoundland.
On Friday the same storm clobbered Ontario and Quebec, and yesterday it blanketed much of Nova Scotia, as well as parts of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
Nova Scotia Power said more than 20-thousand customers were without electricity at one point on Saturday, but by early Sunday morning all but a handful had been re-connected.
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