Schools delayed as P.E.I. clears record snowfall
UPEI delays opening until 10 a.m.
Public schools across P.E.I. delayed opening as snow was cleared following a record-setting storm on Wednesday.
A total of 37.4 centimetres of snow fell at Charlottetown Airport, easily beating the previous record of 17.8 centimetres set in 2002.
The French and English language school boards delayed opening for an hour. UPEI also remained closed until 10 a.m.
Roads across the province are reported to be snow covered and slippery with drifting.That drifting particularly bad on Route 1A, between Summerside and the Confederation Bridge.
Restrictions were put on Confederation Bridge at 6 p.m. Wednesday, but it was reopened to all traffic by early morning. Flights are on time at the Charlottetown Airport.
Schools were closed Wednesday during the storm, along with government offices and hundreds of private businesses. There were no power outages during Wednesday's storm.