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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Stormy weather continues in Atlantic Canada

A powerful low continues to impact Atlantic Canada.

New Brunswick

Precipitation will end later this morning. Rainfall amounts of 5 to 10 mm is expected across southern New Brunswick. Central New Brunswick could see another 4 to 6 hours of freezing rain.

Prince Edward Island

Rain is falling across Prince Edward Island at this hour. The rain will continue for the day but will changeover to freezing rain in Prince County this morning, while rain persists in Queens and Kings Counties into the afternoon before changing to freezing rain this evening.

20 to 30 mm of rain is expected. Freezing rain amounts will range from 2 to 10 mm.

Nova Scotia

Most of the province is seeing rain this morning. Rain will change to freezing rain across Cumberland and Colchester counties this afternoon. Rain will persist until tonight delivering 20 to 40 mm of rain to most of the province.

A secondary low will move in on Monday leading to more freezing rain.


The Island portion of the province is continuing to see the impacts of a storm today.

Rain is falling across most areas this morning, there is some freezing rain in the Deer Lake area and snow on the Great Northern Peninsula.

The south coast and the Avalon Peninsula will remain as rain. The rain will continue until Tuesday morning. The heaviest rain will fall along the south coast where 75 to 150 mm of rain is expected. This rain will cause flooding and roads could be washed out.

The Corner Brook area will see 20 to 30 mm of rain. On the Avalon Peninsula including St. John's 50 to 75 mm of rain is expected. This rain and warmer temperatures will result in significant snowmelt leading to flooding.

Freezing rain will fall across most of central and in the Corner Brook and Deer Lake area today, tonight, through Sunday, and even into Monday. Significant freezing rain accumulation is possible. This ice buildup could cause power outages and driving will be dangerous. The heaviest freezing rain is expected for Deer Lake, Buchans, and Grand Falls-Windsor where over 40 mm could fall.

Snow is expected to continue on the Great Northern Peninsula until Sunday morning. Snowfall amounts of 20 to 40 cm are possible.

Travel Impacts:

Marine Atlantic has cancelled both the North Sydney to Port aux Basques and Port aux Basques to North Sydney departures for this morning and crossings for tomorrow night and Monday could be cancelled.

Travel is not recommended on the following routes as of 8:00 am Newfoundland Time on Jan. 14:

  • Badger to South Brook

  • Gander to Notre Dame Junction

  • South Brook to Birchy Narrows

  • Notre Dame Junction to Boyd's Cove

  • Trans Canada Highway to Northern Arm

  • Northern Arm to Leading Tickles

  • Northern Arm to Fortune Harbour

  • South Brook to Triton

  • Intersection Route 380 to Long Island Ferry

  • Trans-Canada Highway to Springdale

  • King's Point to Harry's Harbour

  • Hampden Junction to Jackson's Arm

  • Rocky Harbour to Cow Head

  • Wiltondale to Rocky Harbour

  • Wiltondale to Trout River

  • St. Anthony Airport to Roddickton

  • Roddickton to Plum Point

  • Roddickton to Englee

The Confederation Bridge is open to all traffic.


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