Extreme Winter Storm Continues To Batter Atlantic Canada
A harsh winter storm continued to batter Atlantic Canada on Friday, wreaking havoc on the roads and shuttering schools.
Western Newfoundland was under a winter storm warning and most schools in the region were closed.
Weather conditions caused a bus to roll over in Grand Falls-Windsor just after midnight Friday, sending all 55 people aboard to hospital.
The central part of the island experienced flash freezes and freezing rain, while western Labrador was under an extreme cold alert.
Halifax started cleaning up Thursday’s winter storm, which continued to blast the eastern part of Nova Scotia.
Strong winds hit P.E.I., causing whiteout conditions on the roads.
Extreme cold warnings were also in effect for northern Quebec.
Saint John, N.B., declared a state of emergency Tuesday after the city was hit with nearly 140 cm of snow in less than a week. The blizzard earlier this week caused the closure of the Trans-Canada Hwy. between Moncton and Nova Scotia, cancellation of schools, flight delays and the suspension of mail delivery in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and P.E.I.
Courtesy of Toronto Sun