Massive storm to affect Atlantic Canada on Monday

FILE: A winter storm is moving into the Maritimes Monday.
FILE: A winter storm is moving into the Maritimes Monday. The Canadian Press

A huge, slow-moving low pressure system cut through southern Ontario and Quebec Sunday night, forcing Environment Canada to issue storm warnings right through to the Maritimes for Monday.

The agency warned of up to 60 centimeters of snow for some regions, with winds up to 100 km/h expected to cause white-out conditions.

Areas like Halifax are still trying to recover after seeing some form of precipitation almost every day since Dec. 7, 2016. There have only been four days since early December without rain or snow in that city.

A person clears snow from a driveway in Halifax on Feb. 10, 2017 after a storm dropped nearly 20 centimetres of snow overnight. Alexa MacLean/Global News

Ahead of this latest storm, towns and cities across New Brunswick set new record low temperatures for Feb. 12.

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As of 9 p.m. EST Sunday, Toronto saw around 16 centimetres of snow from that low pressure system. As of 12 a.m. Monday, Ottawa recorded 28 centimetres of snow.

Environment Canada snowfall summary across Ontario Feb. 12, 2017. Environment Canada

WestJet started warning travelers Saturday to expect delays until possibly Tuesday.

For a look at the latest weather warnings click here.

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