Snow

Snow day in New Brunswick as storm leaves thousands without power

FREDERICTON – An early blast of winter has buried parts of New Brunswick under more than 30 centimetres of snow, cancelling classes and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses.

Environment Canada says there’s more bad weather to come, with another five to 15 centimetres of wind-whipped snow in the forecast.

NB Power crews are working to restore electricity across the province.

At one point, more than 36,000 customers were without power, mostly in the Fredericton region.

Flights heading to the Halifax Stanfield International Airport from Moncton, Saint John and Fredericton have been cancelled because of the weather.

In P.E.I., Environment Canada says people living in Prince County should brace for up to 10 centimetres of snow and ice pellets before the storm moves on.

Most areas of Newfoundland are also getting hammered with heavy snow, with forecasters calling for 15 to 25 centimetres before the day is done.