A snowplow travels through a white-out in the Ruby Line area this morning as a blizzard plays out on the eastern part of Newfoundland. Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram
Snow will continue for most of Newfoundland today and tonight, with the wind stepping it up to blizzard conditions.
According to Environment Canada, snow will be heavy at times today and blowing snow is presently occurring over the Avalon Peninsula. The storm will move westward today and tonight.
Total snowfall amounts are predicted between 35 and 45 centimetres 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.
Most schools and training centres have been closed for the day, with many businesses, government buildings and offices closed as well. Many flights have been cancelled and bus routes and ferry schedules have been affected.