February 25, 2019 1:14 pm
Updated: February 25, 2019 5:59 pm

Winter storm blasts Atlantic Canada, closing schools and hampering travel

WATCH: Some parts of New Brunswick was pelted by as much as 50-centimeters of snow on Monday. With March in our sights many are longing for a bit of a break from Old Man Winter. Morganne Campbell has more in this report.

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Schools across much of Atlantic Canada are closed Monday and travel has been disrupted as a winter storm blows through the region.

Environment Canada says up to 50 centimetres of snow were expected in some areas of New Brunswick.

READ MORE: Heavy snow, strong winds expected as winter storm to descend on New Brunswick Sunday evening

In Prince Edward Island and parts of northern Nova Scotia, winds were forecast to gust up to 90 kilometres an hour.

Meanwhile, winter storm warnings were in effect for much of Newfoundland, where up to 25 centimetres of snow were expected.

The island was also expected to be blasted with high winds of up to 110 kilometres an hour, causing near-zero visibility in blowing snow.

WATCH: Winter storm slams Nova Scotia

The national weather forecaster warned that local snow squalls and blowing snow would likely persist into Tuesday.

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