Labrador blizzard: The snow has stopped, now the shoveling begins
Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 9:43 AM - After days of heavy snowfall and strong winds, Wednesday has brought a break from stormy weather to Labrador.
Snow began to taper Tuesday evening as a system of low pressure moved offshore.
And now residents are left digging out.
A winter storm battered Labrador and parts of northwestern Newfoundland earlier this week.
The Wabush Airport observed nearly 80 centimetres of snowfall over a 24-hour period, with coastal areas seeing an average of 30 to 40 cm.
Snowfall, blizzard and winter storm warnings were widespread.
Conditions prompted flight cancellations, road and school closures across the region.
Since the snow began falling Sunday, residents managed to capture quite a few jaw-dropping photos and videos.
The conditions can best be summed up by the photo Brent Riche submitted to The Weather Network.
"Storm started Jan. 19 th [sic]," Riche said in the photo's description.
"Today is the 20th still very stormy out. As of 6 AM. [sic] this morning we had 60 CM. of snow."
Sustained winds around 50 km/h and gusts reaching over 100 km/h made for dangerous driving conditions due to blowing snow and limited visibility.
At the height of the storm, snow was falling at a pace of about 4 cm per hour.
Atlantic Canada is now bracing for another series of winter storm systems. More snow is on the way for central Newfoundland and the Maritimes, beginning Thursday and continuing into the weekend.