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Storm continues to grip Newfoundland

Staff writers

February 22, 2013 — It's another snow day for some students in eastern Newfoundland as heavy snow continues to pile up.

Additional snowfall expected through Friday
Additional snowfall expected through Friday

Winter storms have been relentless across much of Atlantic Canada this year. 

The latest blast of winter brought a messy mix of rain, freezing rain and heavy snow to parts of the Maritimes on Wednesday. 

In northern New Brunswick, over 60 cm of snow piled up through Thursday, prompting back-to-back snow days for students across the region. 

It was a snow day across much of Newfoundland on Thursday as well as the system continued to push east into the province.

Close to 20 cm was reported in St. John's by the early morning hours on Friday, resulting in more school closures for at least the morning hours.

Driving conditions are treacherous across much of the Avalon Peninsula with reports of several cars sliding off the roads. 

Delays have also been reported at the St. John's airport as crews work to keep the runways clear. 

"An additional 5 to 10 cm of snow is likely in the city before the snow tapers to flurries through the afternoon hours," says Brian Dillon, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. 

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