Maritimers digging out after blizzard rocks region
Road, sidewalk crews playing catchup after storm sweeps across Atlantic Seaboard
The hardest hit areas appear to be the southwestern edges of Nova Scotia and all along the Atlantic coastline.
Weather warnings across P.E.I. and Nova Scotia were lifted Saturday.
For New Brunswick, Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement, as the low-pressure system bringing warmer temperatures to the rest of the Maritimes is expected to bring a mixed bag of snow, ice pellets, freezing rain and rain on Monday.
"Precipitation ahead of this low will likely begin as snow for much of [New Brunswick]," the weather service said. "The snow is expected to change over to ice pellets and freezing rain, and then finally to rain as temperatures warm."
Friday's weather forced Halifax Metro Transit buses and non-emergency police vehicles off the roads. Bus service in the Halifax area resumed Saturday, with a few routes remaining in transit snow plans.
There were reports of a few cars off the roads.
The most notable was the shutdown of Highway 104 between Havre Boucher and Tracadie Friday night after two tractor- trailers collided. One of the drivers received minor injuries.
The road remained closed Saturday morning, with traffic being rerouted onto the snow-covered Route 4.
The Nova Scotia communities of Shelburne and Yarmouth received more than 19 centimetres of snow, with much of the rest of the province receiving about 20 centimetres. The North Shore and northern Cape Breton received the least amount of snow — between five and 10 centimetres.
Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick also received between five and 10 centimetres.
With files from The Canadian Press