New Brunswick digs out from winter blast
More than 40 centimetres of snow recorded in central, northern regions
Preliminary totals from the winter storm that blew through New Brunswick Thursday show Gagetown and Bathurst areas got hit the hardest in terms of snowfall.
Environment Canada recorded 45 centimetres of snow at the staffed observation site at CFB Gagetown.
The storm brought heavy snowfall to much of the province, with heavy rains along parts of the Bay of Fundy coast.
The effects of the storm are still being felt Friday. Schools reopened, but buses were running two hours late for students in the Anglophone South school district and for the students attending the French schools in the Saint John area.
Everywhere else in the Francophone South school district, buses were running one hour late, except in Fredericton and Oromocto, where buses were running as scheduled.
Anglophone East school district buses were running one hour behind schedule.
Blizzard conditions with near zero visibility were observed in the eastern and northeastern parts of the province.
Environment Canada's preliminary totals released at 10:18 p.m. Thursday indicate Moncton received 28 centimetres of snow and St. Leonard had 26 centimetres.
Saint John received 28 millimetres of rain on top of seven centimetres of snow.
Estimated snowfall totals at unstaffed observation sites include: Miramichi, 24; Bas Caraquet, 39; Miscou Island, 31; Doaktown, 30, Charlo, 29; Edmundston, 18, Fredericton airport, 32; Fredericton, 40.