3rd blizzard in 2 weeks forces closures in Iqaluit
Environment Canada predicting wind gusts of 80 km/h and windchill of -45 C
A third blizzard in two weeks has once again forced closures across Iqaluit.
Environment Canada is predicting the storm to last throughout the day with wind gusts of 80 km/h and windchill temperatures of -45 C.
The City of Iqaluit has suspended municipal services, and it's advising people not to venture out in the community.
The Government of Nunavut, which initially told employees its Iqaluit offices were open, are now closed.
All First Air flights in and out of Iqaluit have been cancelled for the day.
The Qikiqtani General Hospital is open for emergencies only.
The closures include:
- First Steps Daycare
- Petit Nanooks Daycare
- Iqaluit Housing Authority
- Qikiqtani Inuit Association
- Iqaluit Gas Bar
- Iqaluit Cable
- Canada Post
- Nunavut Tourism and Visitor Centre
- Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated
- Indigenous and Northern Affairs
- Parks Canada
- Qulliq Energy Corporation
- Nunavut Arctic College
- Nunavut Court of Justice
- Maliganik Tukisiniarvik
- Pirurvik Centre
People in Iqaluit are tweeting photos from home.
If this is better weather I'd hate to see worse <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/iqaluit?src=hash">#iqaluit</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/blizzard?src=hash">#blizzard</a> <a href="https://t.co/fUxsRkTSqf">pic.twitter.com/fUxsRkTSqf</a>—@ShebearMasson
Some have better views than others.
I guess I'll get out the side door this morning. <a href="https://t.co/wXGhxh1Sj8">pic.twitter.com/wXGhxh1Sj8</a>—@tattuinee