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Parts of Newfoundland hit by two feet of snow due to winter storm

Parts of Newfoundland slammed with snow as residents welcome 2019 with a blizzard
WATCH ABOVE: Parts of Newfoundland and Labrador received as much as 50 cm of snow overnight Wednesday, as captured in this collection of raw video submitted by residents who awoke to buried cars and difficult (to say the least) commutes.

Residents of Gander, N.L., are digging out after one of the biggest snowfalls ever recorded there – nearly two feet.

A powerful storm blanketed much of the province Wednesday, with St. John’s and some other communities getting more than 40 centimetres.

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But it was Gander in central Newfoundland that was hardest hit, with 58 cm recorded at the city’s airport.

 

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Environment Canada meteorologist David Neil said combined with snow that was already on the ground, snow depth has piled up to 101 cm at the airport, slowing down city operations.

In St. John’s, 46 cm were reported at the city airport.

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Terra Nova also recorded 40 cm of snow, a volunteer station in Twillingate on the island’s northwest coast reported 31 cm, and a number of other communities reported more than 20 cm.

Neil said more snowfall is expected for the province over the weekend.