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article imageWinter Storm Batters Canada's East Coast

By Bob Ewing     Dec 4, 2007 in Environment
Atlantic Canada is either digging out from a heavy winter storm or is preparing for it to hit. Schools were closed as were airports. There are parts of Newfoundland were the power is still out from a weekend storm.
The CBC reports that yesterday and into the early hours of this morning a winter storm dumped heavy snow across the Atlantic Canadian provinces. Flights were grounded and schools closed.
In Northern New Brunswick the heavy snow did not begin to fall until around five pm and had stopped around 5 am, schools were open but the snow plows were busy throughout the night.
In Fredericton 25 centimeters of snow had fallen by 3 am and an additional 10 to 15 centimeters was anticipated for the Southern regions of New Brunswick.
Charlottetown Airport in Prince Edward Island cancelled all flights and the schools were closed.
The storm is moving towards Cape Breton and then Newfoundland where it will dump 20 centimeters on the northeastern parts of that province.
A weekend storm in Newfoundland downed power lines and the hydro crews there said the storm was the worse they had seen in a decade.
Power outages in Newfoundland left up to 100,000 residents in the dark and the people who live on the Bonavista Peninsula still didn't have electricity Tuesday morning and it could be up to a week before electricity is fully restored.
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