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Heavy Rain, Blowing Snow and Flash Freezing.


March 27, 2010 — It has been a week of wintery weather in the Maritimes. On Friday, a sharp cold front triggered problems in Nova Scotia and PEI.

Another day, another blast of winter. The season has been making a bit of a comeback in Atlantic Canada this week. And on Friday, Old Man Winter was targeting Nova Scotia and PEI.

The same cold front that sent temperatures plummeting in Ontario and Quebec late this week also caused a drastic dip in the Maritimes provinces. The front gave Nova Scotia a good shot of rain, followed by some light snowfall accumulations. But once those cold temperatures set in, the result was flash freezing.

By the time the afternoon commute rolled around, some roads were looking more like ice rinks. A pair of accidents occurred on Highway 102 between Brookfield and Truro, prompting RCMP officials to ask drivers to exercise extra caution.

The system also brought gusty winds to the coastal parts of the province, which once again triggered Marine Atlantic ferry delays between western Newfoundland and North Sydney, Nova Scotia. Gulf ferry service is expected to be running on schedule today.

It will be another chilly day across the Maritimes today, but temperatures will start to rebound come Sunday.

For more details on the recent brush with winter and what you can expect throughout the weekend, make sure you tune into the Weather Network on TV. Your National forecast comes up at the top and bottom of every hour.

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