Heavy snow blasts Newfoundland, additional 5-10 cm expected through Wednesday
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 7:36 AM - Spring has sprung, but you definitely wouldn't know it across Newfoundland.
"Newfoundland has been seeing a messy mix overnight and it will continue throughout this morning," said Weather Network meteorologist Brett Soderholm early Tuesday morning.
The city of St. John's picked up a few centimetres of snow and has been dealing with periods of freezing rain, freezing drizzle and dense fog.
In Gander, over 20 cm of snow had piled up by Tuesday morning with an additional 5-10 cm likely throughout the day.
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Officials are warning motorists to leave plenty of extra time as slick and snow covered roads have lead to dangerous conditions on the roads.
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"The rest of the Maritimes will remain relatively clear and calm on Tuesday, with only a few scattered showers forecast for Fredericton and down toward the Bay of Fundy Tuesday afternoon," adds Soderholm. "A return to seasonal temperatures and fair conditions are forecast for the next few days in the Maritimes, while Newfoundland is expected to remain below seasonal."
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