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March nor’easter brings blizzard conditions to New Brunswick

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WATCH: A nasty nor'easter storm is bearing down on New Brunswick, causing dangerous driving and travel delays. Shelley Steeves was out in the storm and brings us the latest – Mar 22, 2018

A late March nor’easter brought heavy winds and lots of snow to New Brunswick on Thursday — with Moncton, N.B., experiencing blizzard conditions.

The southeastern part of the province was hit the hardest, with the wind being so strong in open areas that the snow was actually painful to walk in.

“I am not enjoying it too much,” said one passerby caught in the painful snowfall.

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According to Environment Canada, as of 4:30 p.m., Moncton had received eight centimetres of snow with gusts reaching 78 km/h.

The RCMP even responded after the wind blew an empty transport truck off of Highway 2 near Aulac, N.B.

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The Mounties say it jackknifed on the road, causing them to post a travel advisory.

The storm even shut down schools in parts of the province and made a nasty commute home for drivers.

Visibility in certain areas was limited.

“It is very bad, like you can’t see. I was supposed to head to Fredericton actually and I am staying here,” said one traveler in Moncton on Thursday.

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More snow is on the way for the province, with Moncton once again receiving the worst of it.

Estimates point to the city receiving anywhere from 15 to 20 cm by Friday morning.

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