Freezing rain, heavy snow push into Atlantic Canada this weekend, warnings issued
Friday, December 20, 2013, 5:41 PM -
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Winter weather has been relentless across Atlantic Canada. The official start to the season begins on Saturday, and the region is in the midst of yet another messy mix.
"Snow moved into the area during the lunch hour on Friday," says Brian Dillon, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.
"New Brunswick will see snow through the night. Communities along the Atlantic shores can expect rain and Greenwood, Digby, Truro and Cumberland Valley -- as well as areas south of Fredericton and Moncton -- will see freezing rain."
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This latest storm is part of the same system that is impacting parts of Ontario and Quebec.
The low pressure system is expected to remain nearly stationary over the Maritimes throughout the weekend, likely impacting holiday travel plans.
Motorists are urged to stay up-to-date on the watches and warnings and adjust travel plans accordingly.
This latest blast of wintry weather comes after up to 30 cm of snow fell on Wednesday.
Several school closures, power outages and flight cancellations were reported.