New Brunswick

First winter storm of the season brings snow and power outages to N.B.

New Brunswick's first winter storm blanketed much of the province with a thick layer of snow and caused a number of power outages Sunday.

Environment Canada forecast between 15 to 20 centimetres of snow for most of the province

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      New Brunswick's first winter storm blanketed the province with a thick layer of snow and caused a number of power outages Sunday.

      While skies were mostly clear by Sunday afternoon, another storm may bring more snow to the province Tuesday. 

      Environment Canada issued a snowfall warning for most of New Brunswick for the weekend.

      Mel Lemmon, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, said most of the province had received between 15 to 20 centimetres of snow by Sunday afternoon. 

      The grounds of the New Brunswick Legislature, along with most of Fredericton, were covered in snow Sunday morning after the first winter storm of the season. (Sarah Petz/CBC )

      Communities in central and northeast parts of New Brunswick received the highest amounts of snow, he said. Bathurst received the most, with 27 centimetres of snow. Meanwhile, Moncton and Fredericton each saw about 15 centimetres worth of snow. 

      Chris Van den Broeck snapped this photo of the Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge in Fredericton at around 10 a.m. Sunday. (Chris Van den Broeck )

      The Acadian Peninsula, Bathurst and Chaleur region, and the Miramichi area were expected to receive another two to five additional centimetres of snow Sunday morning, according to Environment Canada. 

      As of early Sunday afternoon, there were no weather alerts in effect for New Brunswick. 

      Natalie LeBlanc took this photo near Hampton after the storm. (Natalie LeBlanc)

      Another storm system is expected to hit New Brunswick on Tuesday, Lemmon said, which could bring "a bit more snow" and possible change over to rain. 

      Environment Canada's weather alerts page is available to track the snowfall throughout the weekend.

      Uptown Saint John on Sunday morning. (Matthew Bingley/CBC )

      Following the storm, NB Power says it responded to close to 2,600 power outages Sunday morning. Most were concentrated in Kent Country. 

      By the afternoon, most of the outages had been resolved.