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Weather still unsettled across the Maritimes


Staff writers
March 1, 2013 — Parts of the Maritimes face another day of winter weather as a low pressure system continues to move through.


Parts of the region could still see significant snowfall by Saturday morning
Parts of the region could still see significant snowfall by Saturday morning

It was another morning of snow in parts of the Maritimes Friday, although most severe winter weather warnings in the region were dropped by the early morning hours.

The remnants of the low that brought snow-covered roads to Ontario and Quebec and may have been the cause of a partial building collapse in Toronto are interacting with another system coming in from Newfoundland.

"The moisture's not coming from where it normally would," Weather Network Meteorologist Monica Vaswani said. "In some cases, it's moving from east to west."

The worst of the storm hit northwestern New Brunswick, where the community of St. Leonard saw 29 cm by 5 a.m. Friday, along with parts of Quebec's North Shore. Greenwood, Nova Scotia, reported a comparitively lower 13 cm, but the snow was falling at an hourly rate of 2 cm in the early morning hours.

Several school districts in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia reported either closures or school bus delays.

Aside from snow in the Maritimes, Newfoundland has had to contend with freezing rain and drizzle (courtesy: Jewel MacLeod)
Aside from snow in the Maritimes, Newfoundland has had to contend with freezing rain and drizzle (courtesy: Jewel MacLeod)

New Brunswick's east coast is expected to receive another 10 - 15 cm by Saturday morning, as are parts of Nova Scotia's southwest.

Parts of the region will see mixed precipitation through Saturday afternoon, with temperatures in the Maritimes in the low single digits.

Newfoundland has also been dealing with treacherous weather. St. John's and Gander reported more 23 hours of freezing drizzle. Multiple car accidents were reported in the area as the conditions turned untreated roads into ice rinks. While the freezing rain has stopped, an additional 20-30 mm of rain are expected in the province this weekend.

Visit the Alerts section of the website to keep on top of watches and warnings across the country.

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