Storm continuing to blast east coast

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A truck carrying a snowmobile travels through a white-out in the Ruby Line area this morning as a blizzard hit the eastern part of Newfoundland. Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram

The latest update by Environment Canada states that snow and blowing snow over eastern sections of the province will continue to move westward today and tonight.
Total snowfall amounts between 35 and 45 centimetres are forecast for the Northern Avalon Peninsula and east coast. Between 15 to 25 centimetres can be expected for the Southern Avalon and Burin peninsulas, with lesser amounts expected over the remainder of the island.
As well strong northerly winds gusting up to 90 km/h are forecast for Eastern Newfoundland and combined with the fresh snow will give blowing snow and blizzard conditions.
In some areas the blizzard conditions are causing near-zero visibilities.
Schools, training colleges and Memorial University remain closed, and many businesses are closed. Most flights are cancelled and St. John's International Airport and St. John's Metrobus will shut down bus service at 1 p.m.


Organizations: Environment Canada, International Airport

Geographic location: St. John's, Northern Avalon Peninsula, Eastern Newfoundland

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  • amazed
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    Cable, how is it overtime to work on a scheduled weekday?

    Cynicism can breed stupidity sometimes.

    Anyone with vacation time would use it to augment lost pay from snow days usually, not a great thing, you lose vacation days then.

  • Laughable
    July 02, 2010 - 13:33

    The delay in closing the confederation building today was incredibly irresponsible. They had everyone drive to work , only to send them home when conditions were worse.

  • Bill
    July 02, 2010 - 13:33

    My wife and I love it here in Florida but
    sometimes we miss the snow !!!
    Wow - St. John's is having a blizzard -- I
    better phone my daughter on Patrick St.
    in the morning.
    In January, we had below freezing temps
    for 10 nights in a row -- my 2 year old
    Royal Palm has turned brown and may not make it.

  • Cable
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    Are you crazy? They ain't gonna close the Confederation Building....and give up all that overtime?

  • GAR
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    All schools are closed, MUN is closed, the Courts are closed, CONA, close to Confederation Bldg. is closed, but is Confederation Bldg. closed ? Not on yer life. That place wouldn't close if they got word of an impending tsunami or earthquake. They don't care squat about people taking big risks driving in blizzard conditions and whiteouts trying to get to work so they won't lose a days pay. The people with the authority to close that Bldg. are scared crapless that such action would surely cause a backlash from the public with shouts of ' off with their heads '.

  • KnowYourFacts
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    By's before you go running your mouths off about how the government do not care about their employees and only care about their money, get your facts straight. The Confederation Building was closed by 11:30 this morning...take it from an employee who works there.

  • Chuck
    July 02, 2010 - 13:12

    I wish I was THAT enthusiastic about getting my sled on the go!

  • Chris
    July 02, 2010 - 13:12

    In my part of downtown BC we don't winter storms like that. In fact, we don't get winter storms at all. Today, it's 10C, and yes, you've guessed it. IT'S RAINING!

  • Laughable
    July 02, 2010 - 13:08

    Comments like those from cable don't help the situation.

    Real people, with familes had to drive home in the storm.

  • amazed
    July 01, 2010 - 20:24

    Cable, how is it overtime to work on a scheduled weekday?

    Cynicism can breed stupidity sometimes.

    Anyone with vacation time would use it to augment lost pay from snow days usually, not a great thing, you lose vacation days then.

  • Laughable
    July 01, 2010 - 20:22

    The delay in closing the confederation building today was incredibly irresponsible. They had everyone drive to work , only to send them home when conditions were worse.

  • Bill
    July 01, 2010 - 20:22

    My wife and I love it here in Florida but
    sometimes we miss the snow !!!
    Wow - St. John's is having a blizzard -- I
    better phone my daughter on Patrick St.
    in the morning.
    In January, we had below freezing temps
    for 10 nights in a row -- my 2 year old
    Royal Palm has turned brown and may not make it.

  • Cable
    July 01, 2010 - 20:00

    Are you crazy? They ain't gonna close the Confederation Building....and give up all that overtime?

  • GAR
    July 01, 2010 - 19:59

    All schools are closed, MUN is closed, the Courts are closed, CONA, close to Confederation Bldg. is closed, but is Confederation Bldg. closed ? Not on yer life. That place wouldn't close if they got word of an impending tsunami or earthquake. They don't care squat about people taking big risks driving in blizzard conditions and whiteouts trying to get to work so they won't lose a days pay. The people with the authority to close that Bldg. are scared crapless that such action would surely cause a backlash from the public with shouts of ' off with their heads '.

  • KnowYourFacts
    July 01, 2010 - 19:57

    By's before you go running your mouths off about how the government do not care about their employees and only care about their money, get your facts straight. The Confederation Building was closed by 11:30 this morning...take it from an employee who works there.

  • Chuck
    July 01, 2010 - 19:50

    I wish I was THAT enthusiastic about getting my sled on the go!

  • Chris
    July 01, 2010 - 19:49

    In my part of downtown BC we don't winter storms like that. In fact, we don't get winter storms at all. Today, it's 10C, and yes, you've guessed it. IT'S RAINING!

  • Laughable
    July 01, 2010 - 19:43

    Comments like those from cable don't help the situation.

    Real people, with familes had to drive home in the storm.