A Memorial University student protects herself from the wind and snow today as a MUN maintenance employee clears the road near Burtons Pond apartments on MUN campus. Photo by Joe Gibbons/The Telegram
Heavy rain and high winds that hit much of the province Monday evening and overnight has given away to sunny breaks, and cloudy skies today, with temperatures up to 8 C.
According to Environment Canada, 44 mm of rain landed in the St. John’s area Monday.
Weather warnings are in place for the coast of Labrador today.
Snow at times heavy and strong winds creating blowing snow are expected to develop today and persist through Wednesday. Snowfall accumulations of 25 to 45 cm are expected by Wednesday evening.
Snowfall accumulations of 35 to 45 cm are expected just north of Groswater bay and in Goose Bay today and Wednesday. Snowfall amounts will be closer to 25 cm in Hopedale and diminish further north with only 5 to 10 cm expected in Nain through Wednesday.
In regions north of Groswater bay, snow will combine with high winds to give blowing snow reducing visibility.
Meanwhile, in the rest of Atlantic Canada, people are shovelling snow, coping with power outages, and driving on icy roads today after the fourth storm in as many weeks descended on the region.
Utility websites showed that by 9:15 a.m. local time, about 9,000 homes and businesses in New Brunswick were still without power after snow fell and winds gusted through the night.
In Nova Scotia, mainly in the Annapolis Valley and the province’s northern reaches, about 2,500 customers were in the dark.
In Prince Edward Island, about 350 people were reporting a lack of electricity early in the day.
Police say slippery roads played a role in a fatal accident near Fredericton, P.E.I. on Monday.
A 25-year-old Island man was killed when an eastbound minivan lost control and was struck by westbound pickup on Route 2.
The western side of the Island and northern New Brunswick received more than 30 centimetres of snow during blizzardlike conditions on Monday.