February 9, 2016 11:34 am
Updated: February 9, 2016 1:42 pm

Blizzard dumps fresh snow on Maritimes, moves toward Newfoundland

The blizzard dumped about 40 centimetres of snow in the Halifax area.

Dave Squires/Global News

HALIFAX – Blizzard conditions from an East Coast storm that cancelled flights and closed schools in parts of the Maritimes shifted into Newfoundland and Labrador early Tuesday.

Environment Canada was reporting that the wintry blast brought more than 40 centimetres of snow to parts of Nova Scotia, and blowing snow also made travel difficult through much of southern New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

The snow storm continued to track northeast into Newfoundland, stretching from Port aux Basques to St. John’s.

Numerous flights were delayed or cancelled at St. John’s airport, while ferries were docked and road travel was reported to be treacherous in many areas of the island.

Most schools in the eastern half of the island closed for the day.

Eastern Health Services announced that it would delay the opening of two community clinics on the Burin Peninsula, and advised the public that some regular services may not be available during the storm.

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