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PHOTOS: Atlantic Canada digs out from its second blizzard in a week

Saturday, January 15th 2022, 4:45 pm - A major nor’easter swept across Atlantic Canada overnight Friday into Saturday, bringing widespread heavy snowfall and blizzard conditions.

Atlantic Canada’s second major nor’easter in one week left its mark on Friday night as the powerful low-pressure system buffeted the region with heavy snow, high winds, and significant icing. Many spots in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island saw blizzard conditions during the height of the storm, which left tens of thousands of homes and businesses without power once the storm cleared out on Saturday.

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Dozens of centimetres of snow blanketed portions of southern New Brunswick, western Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, according to storm summaries issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC).

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Charlottetown, P.E.I., picked up 36 cm of snow, while Moncton, N.B., received 34 cm of snow by the end of the storm.

This wasn’t a gentle snowfall, either. Steep snow rates and high winds led to a long period of blizzard conditions for the hardest-hit areas. Charlottetown saw a maximum wind gust of 85 km/h just before dawn on Saturday.

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A layer of warmer air aloft kept things messier in Nova Scotia, where we saw a mix of rain, freezing rain, ice pellets, and snow across the island. The western half of the province saw much more snow than communities near the east coast.

Greenwood, N.S., wound up with a whopping 41 cm of snow by Saturday morning. Halifax saw a stiff maximum wind gust of 96 km/h, leading to drifting snow around the metro area.

Residents across the region took to social media to document the heavy snow and intense winds as the storm bore down. Check out some of the gripping photos and videos, below.

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