Record snowfall in P.E.I. blizzard
Snow fell hard and fast overnight
Blizzard warnings across P.E.I. have ended following an overnight storm that dumped a record amount of snow at Charlottetown Airport.
Blowing snow advisories were dropped in Prince and Queens counties just before 11 a.m. The blizzard warning continued in Kings County until 12:20 p.m.
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Environment Canada is reporting 17.2 centimetres of snow at Charlottetown Airport Wednesday, which is a record for a March 22, topping the 15.6 centimetres that fell in 2015.
Outside of the lingering in Kings County, the snow came quickly, hit hard, and moved on. The snow didn't start to fall heavily in Charlottetown until 11 p.m., and the recorded 17.2 centimetres was down by 3 a.m. Environment Canada had dropped its blizzard warning in Charlottetown by 5:30 a.m.
Prince and Queens counties had plows off the roads due to poor conditions until about 7 a.m., and they were back on the road in Kings County around 8 a.m.
UPEI and Holland College are closed for the day. Some civil service offices are also closed, with others delaying opening.
The first two flights out of Charlottetown Airport were cancelled and others are delayed. Confederation Bridge was closed to high-sided vehicles earlier, but as of 11:15 was open to all traffic.
At 9 a.m. Maritime Electric reported 3,900 customers without power, but by 10:30 there were only scattered outages.
As the storm passes conditions will remain wintery. The high temperature Thursday will be -8 C and wind chills will drop to -20 C overnight. Allen said temperature will warm somewhat, but remain below normal through the weekend.
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