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Another winter wallop heading to Atlantic Canada

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Thursday, December 12, 2013, 2:44 -

Intermittent snow squalls across parts of Atlantic Canada resulted in dangerous driving conditions and prompted several Newfoundland schools to shut their doors early Thursday.

"Just saw a school bus go sideways trying to make a turn. Avoid Caribou Rd. So many cars struggling up that hill," @heyitsrae5 tweeted Thursday.

"A frigid westerly flow associated with a deep low pressure system east of the Labrador Sea is causing intermittent snow squalls for the west and south coasts," Environment Canada said in a statement Thursday. "These squalls are expected to continue off and on into Saturday."

Squalls aren't the only winter wallop in the forecast.

Two surface lows -- which are part of the same weather system -- will creep into Atlantic Canada Saturday night.

"Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI could see 15-30 cm of snow," says Weather Network meteorologist Dayna Vettese. "Newfoundland will see between 5 and 10 cm of snow this weekend, with the exception of Burin and Avalon, which could get up to 30 cm."

Gusts between 80-100 km/h are on the way as well, heightening the risk for blowing snow and treacherous driving conditions.


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