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.