Newfoundland Blizzard Brings In Record Amounts Of Snow

Sarah Rieger

The Huffington Post Canada

The first day of spring was two weeks ago, but winter is far from over in Newfoundland.

A powerful storm swept across the province this week, and another 75 centimetres of snow is expected by Tuesday evening. Over 97 centimetres was dumped on Gander over the weekend. To put that number in context, Toronto saw 81 centimetres of snow over the entire winter, according to The Weather Network.

This is Pamela Vincent’s son trying to find the back door of their home in Gander! Thanks for sharing, Pamela! #snowmageddon2017 #NLwx

— Eddie Sheerr (@EddieSheerr) 9:07 AM – 4 Apr 2017 · Division No. 7, Subd. D, Newfoundland and Labrador

Gander broke the snowfall record for March with a total of 200 centimetres, and is on track to break April’s previous record of 97 centimetres, VOCM reported.

People trying to get to work have faced some unique challenges.

How my husband got out of our house this morning. Both doors blocked. @weathernetwork @MurphTWN @OfficiallyKesh #ShareYourWeather #nlwx

— Tammy (@tammyharris96) 6:48 AM – 4 Apr 2017

having loads of fun in Botwood today, I think my car is in here somewhere….@EddieSheerr #NLwx

— Nadine (@bschennsational) 10:40 AM – 4 Apr 2017

Flights have been cancelled at the St. John’s airport, and many highways are nearly impassible. In Gander, a snow plow and ambulance got stuck in the snow, CBC News reported.

Those travelling by boat didn’t fare any better.

We are officially stuck in the ice on Ferry Flanders. #nltraffic #nlwx

— ♨£łøӯԃ♨ (@XXPurecountryXX) 10:30 AM – 4 Apr 2017

Stay warm, Newfoundland. Or, if you’re this fellow, just keep shovelling.

70 and shovelling snow during an all-time blizzard. Why?

“Just something to do,” says Gander’s Arthur Rogers … #NLwx

— Chris Ensing (@ChrisEnsingCBC) 9:55 AM – 4 Apr 2017

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