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Canada Canada's Atlantic Snow Storm Is So Wild That Canada Post Can Barely Deliver Mail

20:57  08 january  2020
20:57  08 january  2020 Source:   narcity.com

Much of Ontario bracing for battle with freezing rain and possible power outages

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Canada's east coast has been slammed by yet another major winter storm, bringing wind gusts and plenty of snow. The Nova Scotia snow storm is so bad that it even held up Canada Post's mail delivery.

In a tweet sent out at 9:19 AM, Canada Post wrote "Red alert. Severe weather conditions are impeding mail delivery in Greater Halifax (Including Dartmouth). Delivery will resume once it's safe to do so." 

The tweet also included a link to a Canada Post page where delivery delays are listed. The red alert for the greater Halifax area does indicate that no packages or mail will be delivered due to inclement weather. The red alert was accompanied by a yellow alert for the entire province of Nova Scotia.

Big storm to hit B.C. coast on Thursday

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A yellow alert was also listed for Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador, saying that delivery will continue, but may be delayed due to weather.

Canada Post isn't the only government service affected by the intense snow storm today, as some Service Canada locations in Nova Scotia were also closed due to the extreme weather conditions.

Environment Canada had previously posted weather alerts for a number of regions in Nova Scotia, which were expected to see 15 to 20 centimetres of snow today accompanied by wind gusts of up to 80 kilometres an hour.

 

Newfoundland and Labrador had previously been given special weather statements regarding the storm, but many of the province's regions have been upgraded to warnings in regard to the winter storm.

 

Environment Canada states that these areas could see 15 to 30 centimtres of snow accompanied by winds that could reach up to 110 kilometres an hour, heavily affecting visibility.

 

The snow is expected to carry on through the day and partially continue on Thursday morning as well. It might be a good time for Maritimers to stock up on some storm chips if they get the chance.

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Ottawa under snowfall warning this weekend .
Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for Ottawa, all of eastern Ontario and parts of western Quebec.A low pressure system is approaching the region, the federal weather agency says, bringing with it heavy snow and brisk winds.

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