Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Blizzard to Bury Newfoundland in Thick Layer of Snow: Meteorologist

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Blizzard to Bury Newfoundland in Thick Layer of Snow: Meteorologist

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Blizzard to hit Newfoundland: meteorologist

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A meteorologist with Environment Canada says a blizzard will cover Newfoundland in a thick layer of snow over the next few days.

Dale Foote says the slow-moving system is expected to stall off the Avalon peninsula as snowfall and heady winds spread across the island.

Many areas could see up to 30 centimetres of snowfall, says Foote, and some parts of the northeast coast may be buried in up to 55 centimetres of snow. He says blowing snow and winds gusting up to 100 km/h could make for treacherous driving conditions Sunday night and Monday, while ice pack building up along the coastline may make nautical travel more difficult.

He says the blizzard should abate by Tuesday -- but winter is far from over in the province. …

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