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  • Writer's pictureMeteorologist James. F

Day 2 Newfoundland Clean up

Good Morning! It's now Sunday, Day 2 of the clean up in Newfoundland after the Biggest Blizzard on Record, the Blizzard of the century came rolling in burying much of Eastern Newfoundland under 2 to 4 feet of snow, and drifts as high as 15 to 25 feet.

Many houses, offices, businesses & Schools remained buried.

A State of Emergency remains in effect for St. John's and Metro areas and is expected to remain in place through Monday. This means that all businesses are ordered to remain closed, and all vehicles are ordered to continue being off the roads except for emergency vehicles.

The only way to travel if able to get outside, is by skis, snowboard or snow shoes.

All schools on the Avalon Peninsula remains closed on Monday and is expected that could be pushed into Tuesday as the clean up is expected to take several days.

All flights in and out of YYT airport in St. John's for the 3rd consecutive day are Cancelled.

The City of St. John's is borrowing equipment from Corner Brook to help in the clean up efforts

The federal government approved Newfoundland and Labrador's request for assistance in dealing with the aftermath of a record-smashing blizzard

Power has been restored to 75% of customers that were impacted by the storm.

During the blizzard, there has been 1 house fire that had caught on fire twice and caused an fire fighter to fall through the floor, however no injuries were reported and an avalanche in the Battery has caused an evacuation of 6 and damaged 1 house, luckily no one was injured or killed.

A 26- year old man remains missing since the Blizzard on Friday, as A ground search for a Roaches Line man who went missing during the height of the blizzard was interrupted by darkness, but RCMP said the search for 26-year-old Joshua Wall will resume later Today.

And while there may be well over more than enough snow on the ground with snow depth over 140 cm in some spots, more snow is coming later tonight into Monday with amounts of 10 to 20 cm and wind Gusts of 60-90 km/h creating more problems in blowing and further drifting snow.

We will have more on this developing crisis as more information comes in.

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