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Spring snow on tap for the Martimes

Snow showers in store for parts of the Martimes

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Thursday, April 24, 2014, 9:32 PM -

Parts of the Maritimes just can't seem to escape winter's wrath. 

A snowfall warning has been issued for northern New Brunswick, where 10 to 15 cm of snowfall is possible by Friday morning. 

Since Thursday morning, some areas had already picked up 5 to 10 cm throughout the province, after the rain switched over to snow.

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"Over the last three days, parts of New Brunswick have picked up anywhere between 25 to 50 mm of rainfall," said Weather Network meteorologist Brian Dillon. "Which furthers the flood concern for some areas."

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Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible as the frozen ground has a reduced ability to absorb this rainfall. Residents are being urged to look out for washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts and to avoid driving through water on roads.

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Snowfall warnings don't extend to other Maritime provinces, however, residents can expect to see snow showers through the overnight in all three provinces. 

A freezing rain warning has been issued for Cape Breton Island, where Environment Canada says rain is expected to change to a mixture of snow and ice pellets Thursday evening.

Residents are urged to take extra precaution when walking or driving, as surfaces could be icy in some areas. 

"The storm system will move out to Newfoundland on Friday, bringing rain to the island and gusts up to 50km/h, with below seasonal temperatures," added Dillon.

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