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Snow, ice and rain make for ugly morning commute across the Maritimes

WATCH: Weather is bringing slippery roads and slow commutes to New Brunswick. Travis Fortnum has more.

Schools were closed and treacherous driving conditions were reported across the Maritimes Tuesday as the region was coated in a frigid mix of snow, ice and rain.

With snow falling in the western and northern half of New Brunswick, most schools in the province were shut down. By the end of the day, snowfall warnings were still in effect for northern parts of the province, where a total of between 15 and 25 centimetres was expected.

Global News Morning Forecast: December 3
Global News Morning Forecast: December 3

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Meanwhile in Nova Scotia, driving conditions were poor for the morning commute as freezing rain warnings were in effect for most of the province. The warnings had been lifted by the end of the day.

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The worst conditions were in northern parts of the province and inland areas, where temperatures remained below freezing.

In P.E.I., schools across the province were closed as Environment Canada forecast a mix of snow, freezing rain and ice. As well, higher-than-normal water levels were expected to combine with pounding surf along the Island’s northeastern-facing shores.

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The nasty weather moved on to Newfoundland, where the western part of the island was under freezing rain warnings late Tuesday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 3, 2019.