Avalon Peninsula hit with major winter storm
As of 6:30 am this morning the St. John's International Airport recorded 18 cm of snow and in the Kilbride neighbourhood there is 16 cm of snow down so far, and there is a lot more on the way.
Winter storm warnings remain in effect for the Avalon Peninsula North, Avalon Peninsula Southeast, Avalon Peninsula Southwest, the Bonavista Peninsula, Clarenville and vicinity, and St. John's and vicinity. There is a snowfall warning for the Burin Peninsula and a blowing snow advisory for Terra Nova.
Several businesses and services are closed due to the storm.
Snowfall forecast for Saturday and Saturday night:
St. John's 40-60 cm
Carbonear 25-35 cm
Trepasssey 20-30 cm
Placentia 15-25 cm
Marystown 15-25 cm
Clarenville 15-25 cm
The winds will pick up later today resulting in blowing snow. Some areas could see winds gusting up to 90 km/h. The strongest winds will occur later this afternoon and this evening to overnight.
Conditions will improve by Sunday morning.
As of 6:30 am, roads on the Avalon and Burin Peninsula are snow covered and there is drifting in some areas but visibility remains fair.
Most arrivals and departures at the St. John's International Airport are cancelled.