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Flight cancellations, delays as latest winter storm hits Atlantic Canada

Flight cancellations, delays as latest winter storm hits Atlantic Canada

Friday, February 7, 2020

HALIFAX — There’s a long list of cancelled and delayed flights for Halifax Stanfield International Airport as the latest winter storm bears down on Atlantic Canada.

More flights are also cancelled or delayed at other gateways including St. John’s, Moncton, Fredericton and PEI.

A messy mix of ice pellets, freezing rain and snow are hitting the region. The storm comes just two weeks after Newfoundland lifted its state of emergency following a record breaking 76 centimetres of snow.

Despite icy conditions, relatively few power outages have been reported across the region.

Marine Atlantic, the ferry service that links Nova Scotia with Newfoundland, cancelled sailings scheduled for tonight and was warning the same thing could happen on Saturday morning.

Between 20 and 45 centimetres of snow is expected to fall over central and northern New Brunswick by Saturday, with the southern reaches of the province expected to get coated in freezing rain for much of today.

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Meanwhile, residents across entire island of Newfoundland and the southern tip of Labrador are being warned to brace for freezing rain, snow, ice pellets, rain and strong winds today and into the evening.

Government officials have warned that the mix of strong winds and ice buildup could lead to prolonged power outages.

On the Avalon Peninsula, which includes St. John’s, another 15 centimetres of snow is in the forecast for an area still digging out from the January storm.

With file from The Canadian Press

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