Blizzard warning lifted, but driving remains treacherous
New Brunswick expects another 2 to 5 cm of snow on Wednesday with northerly wind gusting to 60 km/h
Police in New Brunswick are advising motorists to drive with caution, with many roads still snow-covered and slippery following Tuesday's blizzard.
A no-travel advisory is in effect for Highway 1, between St. Stephen and Riverglade, as snow continues to fall and drift, say RCMP.
"We are experiencing a number of accidents … more particularly the highway/thruway westbound near [the] tourist bureau and Catherwood exit," Sgt. Lori Magee said in a statement.
"Numerous vehicles off the road both east and west bound. It is snowing rather steadily, drivers should use caution, reduce speed," she said.
Between 15 and 50 cm of snow fell over much of the province on Tuesday, with strong winds creating white-out conditions throughout the day.
Moncton also saw the highest peak wind gusts at 117 km/h, with Grand Manan a close second at 100 km/h, according to the weather agency.
Periods of snow will continue to fall in New Brunswick on Wednesday, with accumulation ranging from two to five centimetres, but some drifting due to strong wind, according to CBC meteorologist Peter Coade.
The winds will be from the north at 30 to 40 kilometres per hour, gusting to 60 kilometres per hour, said Coade. Then winds will shift from the northwest throughout the day, he said.
The snow is expected to end in most of the province this afternoon, and by this evening in the southeast, Coade said.
Afternoon temperatures will range from –6 C to –10 C, with wind chill equivalents about –17.
Wednesday night and Thursday will be clear, he said, with normal seasonal temperatures.
Many schools in the province were closed on Wednesday, due to the weather.
- All francophone school districts are closed.
- All schools in Anglophone East, Anglophone South and Anglophone North districts.
- Anglophone West schools north of Bath are open.
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