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Massive storm hits Newfoundland

by ryan nadel | March 18, 2008 at 02:32 am | 848 views | 5 comments

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My Newfoundlandian friend of mine always laughs when she reads these stories as the storms are never as big as CBC makes them sound. However, this one sure sounds like a doosy, 60 cm’s in 24 hours! Send us pictures if you’re there.

People in Newfoundland are being battered by the third winter storm in one week.

Environment Canada upgraded storm warning to blizzard warnings in some parts of the province. Herb Thoms, a weather forecaster with the agency, said the east coast and central Newfoundland could expect as much as 60 centimetres of snow in the next 24 hours.

Heavy snow started falling in the St. John’s area Monday afternoon, causing poor visibility. Driving conditions became difficult because of congestion on the city’s streets as many people left work early to get ahead of the storm.

Schools in the St. John’s area closed two hours early. Memorial University closed at 5 p.m. NT as well as cancelling evening classes. The city’s recreational facilities were also closed for the evening and Metrobus, the city’s public transit system, shut down an hour later.

The blizzard comes as people across the island dig out from a storm on Sunday, and a two-day blizzard on Thursday and Friday, when more than 50 centimetres of snow fell in parts of central Newfoundland, shutting down entire communities.

March 18, 2008 at 02:32 am by ryan nadel, 848 views, 5 comments

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These photos are of Water Street and my residential street as the storm was just getting going. I had to walk in my street and I barely made it. I had to walk backwards because of the wind whipping snow at me and I had to walk in the middle of the road because of the snow already fallen. Fortunately, I didn’t get very run over by cars.

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