Snow closes schools, delays travel again in areas of Labrador

Many residents in western and central Labrador were still digging out on Wednesday morning, after a winter storm dumped a large amount of snow.
Schools shut in HV-GB because of poor road conditions following the storm. Proof of the poor conditions on Aspen Road this morning 0:29
The weather has affected schools and transportation in parts of Labrador again today. 
There were some pretty large snowdrifts in front of Marshall Anstey's house in Labrador City Tuesday afternoon. The area received a total of 78 centimetres by late Tuesday. (Marshall Anstey)

On Tuesday, a winter storm wreaked havoc throughout Labrador — which halted transportation, and kept schools and businesses closed.

Many residents in western and central Labrador were still digging out after a large amount of snow fell.

Seventy-eight centimetres fell in Wabush over a 48-hour period between Sunday and Tuesday. 

On Wednesday morning, schools in Labrador City and Makkovik were closed.

Kindergarten to Grade 12 in Labrador City and Wabush will reopen for afternoon classes; while K-12 classes in Happy Valley-Goose Bay remains closed for the day due to road conditions.

At 10:48 a.m., the RNC sent out a tweet showing the conditions that officers had to contend with during their patrols on Wednesday.

Transportation woes

The road from Wabush to Churchill Falls was closed this morning, but reopened around 2:00 Wednesday.  

Roads across much of Labrador are snow-covered with slippery sections and fair visibility. 

There were also a number of flight delays at Wabush Airport. Most flights at the airport in Goose Bay are on schedule.

Environment Canada had forecast a sun and cloud mix for Wednesday with very cold temperatures in Labrador West. 

Light snow was forecast to end sometime in the late morning in central Labrador areas.

The blizzard warning that was issued earlier for Hopedale, Makkovik and Postville areas has ended. Some blowing snow over exposed areas was forecast to continue.