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Atlantic Canada prepares for heavy snow and freezing rain Saturday and Sunday

Wintry weather in N.B. made travelling difficult
WATCH ABOVE: Environment Canada issued snowfall warnings for and northern New Brunswick on Saturday. Megan Yamoah reports.

More wintry weather is on the way for Atlantic Canada.

Environment Canada issued snowfall warnings for Prince Edward Island and central and northern New Brunswick on Saturday.

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The national forecaster expects between 15 and 30 centimetres of snow and ice pellets in those regions by Sunday.

Freezing rain is forecasted for much of Nova Scotia and southern New Brunswick.

The agency also predicts heavy rainfall in southwestern Nova Scotia from Saturday evening through Sunday night, with the possibility of flash flooding and water pooling in roads.

Heavy snow blankets Nova Scotia, prompts widespread closures
Heavy snow blankets Nova Scotia, prompts widespread closures

Environment Canada says changes in temperature and precipitation types may cause dangerous road conditions, poor visibility and possible power outages in P.E.I.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 11, 2020.