Roaring winds causing transportation problems in N.L.
Cancelled flights and docked ferries remained the order of the day Monday as nasty winter weather affected travel plans across Newfoundland and Labrador.
Most flights at St. John's International Airport were cancelled as of Monday morning, because few planes could land during stormy weather on Sunday afternoon and evening.
The MV Sir Robert Bond, which provides passenger and freight service between Corner Brook and southern Labrador and eastern Quebec, was stuck in ice for much of the weekend. But as of late Monday morning it was moving again, with help from a Coast Guard icebreaker. The Bond was expected to arrive in Corner Brook by 9 p.m. Monday night.
RCMP urged "extreme caution" on the Burin Peninsula highway early Monday, noting that whiteout conditions were prevalent at the top of the peninsula.
Much of Newfoundland and parts of coastal Labrador were under a weather warning on Monday morning.
In eastern and southern Newfoundland, wind warnings were still in effect, coming on the heels of three days of stormy weather that started last Friday. Northwesterlies were expected to top 110 km/h.
A winter storm warning was in effect on Newfoundland's west coast. Environment Canada noted that winds gusting up to 100 km/h would make visibility difficult.
A blizzard warning was in effect for Labrador coastal communities such as Cartwright. To the north and south, winter storm warnings were also in effect.