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Storm winding down in Nova Scotia and bearing down in Newfoundland


A nor-easter continues to bring stormy weather to northern Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.


Nova Scotia

A winter storm warning remains in effect across Cape Breton Island. The snow will end this morning.


Across Nova Scotia, several schools, including in the City of Halifax, are closed. Multiple businesses are also closed.


Roads across the province are mostly snow-covered. For northern Mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island, there is reduced visibility due to blowing snow.


There are 907 customers without power across the province.


Newfoundland

Weather alerts remain in effect and there are several closures including schools and businesses. All schools in the St. John's area are closed all day. Post-secondary institutions and most government services are closed all day. Metro Bus is not operating.


The storm in Newfoundland is only getting started. Snow started overnight and will continue today, tonight, Thursday, and even into Friday morning for some areas.


The heaviest snow will fall across the Avalon Peninsula and eastern and northeastern Newfoundland. Snowfall amounts of 40 to 70 cm are expected by the time the storm ends.


15 to 25 cm is expected in Connaigre while the Burin Peninsula could see 30 to 45 cm. All areas will see winds gusting from 80 to 100 km/h.


Roads are snow-covered with poor visibility in many areas of eastern and central Newfoundland.


Almost all flights at the St. John's International Airport are cancelled.

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