Despite the storm that had been forecast, it appears that Sheila's Brush has only brushed over the Avalon Peninsula. 

Roads were slippery and snow-covered on the Friday morning commute in the St. John's area, causing slowdowns and delays around the city. 

There was one motor vehicle accident of note on the Trans-Canada Highway on Friday. A car crash in an eastbound lane near the Holyrood off-ramp. Police said no one was injured. 

Brian Owsiak, a meteorologist with Environment Canada's Gander weather office, said the storm was a difficult one to predict and there was less snow than was initially forecast. 

"It's been one of those systems that's been a challenge for us. I think, in general, you'd find that there just hasn't been the amounts of snow that we were originally forecasting," Owsiak said.

He said the low pressure system tracked further east than expected, moving the heavy snow away from much of the Avalon Peninsula. As a result, eastern sections of the Avalon received most of the snowfall.

"We've had about three to five centimetres of snow overnight across the Avalon, particularly on the eastern side of the Avalon," Owsiak said.

Newfoundland snowplow

A snowplow at work in St. John's. (CBC)

He said the St. John's area didn't completely escape the storm system, however, as a brief period of heavy snow is still expected on Friday morning, bringing between five and seven centimetres.

The morning is also expected to bring another two to four centimetres for the remainder of the Avalon on Friday. 

Several schools on the southern Avalon did report delayed openings and closures Friday as a result of the snow.

Owisak said little snow is expected for other parts of the island and winds should remain relatively calm.