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2008: Sheila's Brush storm

Staff writers
March 16, 2013 — In weather legend Newfoundland recognizes a winter storm that falls near St. Patrick's Day as Sheila's Brush.

On St. Patrick's Day, in the year of 2008, the second of two powerful back-to-back storms roared across the province.

Schools and business across the province were shut down.

In St. John's, even public transit was pulled off the roads.

Fogo Island declared a state of emergency because roads were completely blocked off by snow.

Gander saw 120 cm of snow -- about a quarter of it's average annual snowfall in less than a week.

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