Strong winds, snow causing whiteout conditions
Police asking people to stay off the roads
Today's storm is causing whiteout conditions across the Island and meteorologists are predicting the weather is going to continue to get worse.
According to Environment Canada, a total of 20 to 30 centimetres of snow is expected across the province before Sunday morning.
Strong winds out of the northeast, gusting to 80 km/h are expected through Sunday morning.
That same strong northeasterly wind over the Gulf of St. Lawrence will also give higher than normal water levels along the Northumberland Strait later today and into Sunday, said Environment Canada's website. Higher water levels and strong winds could cause some coastal flooding, especially around high tide Saturday night.
In Charlottetown, the roads have been plowed but high winds whipping around dry snow are causing visibility problems for drivers, making for dangerous road conditions.
Police on the Island are asking people to stay home unless it's absolutely necessary to leave. Police say there have been no major accidents reported on P.E.I.
Despite the weather, the Charlottetown Farmers Market remained open and a few people braved the weather to make it down.
The few vendors that made it to the market said it is one of the most quiet Saturdays that they've ever seen.
For those planning on leaving the Island, the Confederation bridge remains open to all traffic at this time.