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A Sigh Of Relief In The Maritimes

March 2, 2010 — The same system that has been pounding the East Coast over the past few days is winding down, but Atlantic Canada is still seeing unsettled conditions.

Old Man Winter has had quite the grip on the Maritimes lately.

After a stormy start to the weekend, the unsettled trend continued into yesterday making for a very messy start to the week.

Roads were sloppy and slick in Moncton, New Brunswick. The city started to get hit with freezing rain, ice pellets and heavy snow late Sunday night.

But now, 'the worst is over,' says The Weather Network's meterologist Michelle Cassar. The system is now dying down. There will be some light flurries in Cape Bretton and much of P.E.I. this afternoon and it'll be breezy. Temperatures will be hovering around the low single digits. However, this evening it'll pretty much be dry.

And that's good news for residents, who had quite the wild day of weather yesterday.

In fact, thousands of people woke up without electricity Monday morning. Dozens of flights were cancelled or delayed at Moncton International Airport and Halifax's Stanfield International. A travel advisory was also in effect for the Confederation Bridge.

Meanwhile in Newfoundland, residents will have to wait a bit longer for a clear-up. The area saw around 5 centimeters of snow during the overnight hours and the unsettled conditions are expected to continue today.

Luckily, it will be a short lived blast of winter. By Wednesday morning the snow is expected to taper off.

For the latest on watches and warnings throughout the Maritimes, make sure you tune into The Weather Network on TV. Your National forecast comes up at the top and bottom of each hour.

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