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Bus in St. John's, Newfoundland slides off the road

Staff writers
November 30, 2012 — It may still be fall, but drivers in Newfoundland are facing wintery conditions on the roads.

Poor road conditions reported in St. John's on Wednesday
Poor road conditions reported in St. John's on Wednesday

Heavy, wet snow and reduced visibility lead to slick conditions across parts of Newfoundland on Wednesday.

Including in the City of St. John's, where a Metrobus slid off the road Wednesday night. 

Icy conditions made it difficult to stop, sending the bus across a sidewalk and onto a front lawn. The driver was able to get the bus back on the road and no injuries have been reported. 

Officials say numerous accidents were reported throughout the day as the wet snow was falling and road conditions deteriorated. 

Since Wednesday, 16 cm of snow was recorded in St. John's.

Peak wind gusts
Peak wind gusts

Heavy snow and strong winds continued to affect parts of the province on Thursday.

Up to 20 cm of snow fell in Gander, while Deer Lake saw closer to 15 cm.

Powerful winds with peak gusts over 100 km/h made for a tricky commute as blowing snow reduced visibility significantly. 

Conditions are expected to improve through the day on Friday, but high waves and pounding surf will persist through the overnight hours along parts of the northeast coast. 

Be sure to stay up-to-date on the weather warnings in your area by heading to the Alerts section of the website.

You can also find out what the winter season will be like in the 2012/2013 Winter Outlook.

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