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Officials help those stranded by N.B. blizzard as residents dig out, again

FREDERICTON – Schools, municipal offices, businesses and some highways remained closed Monday as New Brunswick started to dig out from another blizzard.

Moncton saw the worst of it with almost 50 centimetres of snow, while Fredericton and Saint John saw over 30 centimetres.

Sunday’s blizzard had a couple dozen people stranded in their cars, some overnight. Safety officials had to pull their own crews off the roads in many areas, but kept in constant contact with those who were stranded.

On Monday, officials reached many of those who were stranded, and were checking each car to make sure those inside were safe. Tractors were called in to help haul the transport trucks and vehicles that had gone off the road to safety.

NB Power was reporting just under 4,000 customers without power by noon Monday. RCMP continue to ask people to stay at home and let crews do their job clearing streets and highways.

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Fredericton. Kevin Godwin/Global News
Sidewalks starting to be cleared in Fredericton. Kevin Godwin/Global News
Poor visibility made for bad driving conditions. Kevin Godwin/Global News
Fredericton. Kevin Godwin/Global News
Fredericton had to dig out Monday morning after being hit with over 30 cms of snow. Kevin Godwin/Global News
Poor visibility had many cars going off the road in Sunday's blizzard. Brion Robinson/Global News
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Route 2, near Moncton. Shelley Steeves/Global News
People had to be dug out after being stranded along Route 2. Shelley Steeves/Global News
Moncton was hit with 54 centimetres of snow Sunday. Shelley Steeves/Global News
Transport trucks were stuck along Route 2 outside of Moncton Monday morning. Shelley Steeves/Global News

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