Much of Newfoundland bracing for heavy snow this afternoon

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Parts of the island will experience heavy snow and hazardous winter conditions today, according to Environment Canada’s forecast.

Parts of the island will experience heavy snow and hazardous winter conditions today, according to Environment Canada’s forecast.

The Avalon Peninsula, Burin Peninsula and Connaigre area are expected to get 15-20 cm of snow starting in the early afternoon. The snowfall will get heavier as the afternoon goes on, and in the evening, it is expected to taper off into flurries. Snowfall will be accompanied by strong northeasterly winds, making blowing snow and reduced visibility a strong possibility.

Even heavier snow is predicted in the Clarenville area, the Bonavista Peninsula and Terra Nova, which are bracing for 15-25 cm. The Gander and Bonavista North areas can expect up to 15 cm.

Environment Canada suggests residents in these areas postpone any travelling that isn’t essential, and to be very cautious if driving is necessary.

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Newfoundland, Connaigre, Clarenville Terra Nova Bonavista North

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