New Brunswick

'Lingering flurries' in store Friday night for southern New Brunswick

It appears the worst of the season’s first winter storm has passed, but snow is still accumulating in parts of the province.

Snow is still accumulating in parts of the province

More snow is expected in parts of New Brunswick over the weekend. (Gary Graves/CBC)

It appears the worst of the season's first winter storm has passed, but snow is still accumulating in parts of the province.

"Lingering flurries is the name of the game through this evening," said CBC meteorologist Ryan Snodden.

An additional two to five centimetres can be expected to fall on the southern half of the province until Saturday morning, he said.

The snow has tapered off in northwestern New Brunswick.

Felicia Murphy, spokesperson for SNC-Lavalin, the company that maintains the Trans-Canada Highway between Longs Creek and the Quebec border, said Route 2 is clear from Nackawic to Quebec, but there are slushy and slippery sections between Nackawic to Kings Landing.

"Stay slow. Give yourself some extra space between vehicles and you should be able to commute very effectively," Murphy said.

Snodden said temperatures will plunge to between –6 C and –10 C on Saturday morning, but the wind chill effect from northwesterly gusts will lower that range to between –8 C and –14 C.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for central and southern New Brunswick stating up to 10 cm of snow will accumulate during the day. 

Those areas include: 

  • Grand Lake and Queens County.
  • Kent County.
  • Kouchibouguac National Park.
  • Moncton and southeast New Brunswick. 
  • Oromocto and Sunbury County.
  • Stanley, Doaktown and Blackville area. 
  • Sussex, Kennebecasis Valley and Kings County.

"As this is the first significant snowfall of the season, the travelling public are urged to use caution and be prepared for winter driving conditions," the national weather service said.

The RCMP also advised drivers to be cautious when on the roads.

"Remember to buckle up, slow down, leave space between you and the other vehicles, and pay attention to road conditions, they can change quickly," the RCMP tweeted on Friday.

It will be mainly sunny on Saturday but more rain or snow is expected on Sunday. There will be mix of sun and cloud on Remembrance Day across the province.

With files from Shift New Brunswick