February 3, 2015 4:44 pm
Updated: February 4, 2015 11:32 am

Moncton matches snow record set in 1992

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MONCTON – There is so much snow on the ground now in Moncton, it’s bringing back memories of a historic storm two decades ago.

According to Environment Canada, the most recent snowfall means Moncton has matched the record for snow on the ground set in 1992. That three-day February storm dumped more than 160 cms of snow on the city.

Moncton during the winter of 1992.

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Moncton’s Eric Lanctin worked as a snow plow operator for the N.B. Department of Transportation in Moncton back in the storm of 1992.

“We’ve got as much snow now as we had then. But then it came kinda all in like two or three days where this has taken a week,” he said. “We could not even drive with the truck with the wing down we had to lift the wing to wiggle our way through.”

Twenty-three years later, 10 foot snow banks tower over him once again.

Moncton during the winter of 1992.

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But Moncton’s Vicki Caissie says even all three storms combined in the last week are nothing compared to the crippling ’92 storm.

“That was like three days all at once and nobody went anywhere. But, you know, we have had a few breaks in and out,” she said.

Moncton during the winter of 1992.

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This was the third major storm in a week to hammer the province. About 45 cms fell overnight Monday, on top of the already 100 cms that fell in the city over the past week.

“We are good, old New Brunswick Canadians. Bring it on,” said Lanctin.

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