Central Newfoundland digs out from freak snowfall

The Victoria Day long weekend this year has meant shovels, icy roads and a record-breaking snowfall for many residents of central Newfoundland.

58 centimetres of snow falls in Gander between Saturday and Sunday

Snow fell heavily over the weekend across central Newfoundland, including this scene in Lewisporte. (Photo by Kay Burns )

The Victoria Day long weekend this year has meant shovels, icy roads and a record-breaking snowfall for many residents of central Newfoundland.

In Gander, 58 centimetres of snow fell between Saturday morning and Sunday night, with peak snowfall on Saturday evening.

Environment Canada meteorologist Jody Boyd said the snowfall blew away the prior record.

"Our normal snowfall for the month of May is just 13 centimetres, and the highest monthly total in the past was set in 1972," Boyd said. "For the whole month, it was 49 centimetres, so we beat that over the span of 36 hours."

Other parts of the province suffered inclement weather, including rain, drizzle and fog in eastern Newfoundland as well as cold temperatures.

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