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Canada The blizzard that buried St. John’s: photos and videos

00:45  19 january  2020
00:45  19 january  2020 Source:   macleans.ca

'Storm of the winter' expected as blizzard heads to Newfoundland

  'Storm of the winter' expected as blizzard heads to Newfoundland Travellers are being warned to make other plans, with high winds and heavy snowfalls in the forecast."This is the worst I've seen in years," said Wanda Batten, a meteorologist with the Environment Canada office in Gander. "This is the big blizzard you're gonna be talking about for years to come.

A state of emergency was declared in St . John ’ s and other parts of Newfoundland as a huge storm buried houses and cars in snowdrifts.

ST . JOHN ' S , N.L. -- Environment Canada has ended a blizzard warning for the St . John ' s , N.L., area this morning but a state of emergency and storm surge warning remain in effect following a monster storm that buried the city. The intense snowfall that brought St . John ' s and many other communities

a man riding skis down a snow covered slope: A woman makes her way through the snow-covered streets in St. John’s on Jan. 17, 2020 (CP/Andrew Vaughan © Used with permission of / © St. Joseph Communications. A woman makes her way through the snow-covered streets in St. John’s on Jan. 17, 2020 (CP/Andrew Vaughan

Even by Newfoundland and Labrador standards, this was an epic one. Winds hit upwards of 160 km/h and 76 cm of new snow fell in parts of the Avalon and Bonavista Peninsulas overnight in a storm that seemed more like a hurricane than a blizzard. Snow drifts buried houses and cars as St. John’s and other nearby communities declared a state of emergency. A statement from the city said the declaration “will remain in effect until further notice… All businesses are ordered to remain closed.”

Blizzard expected to hammer eastern Newfoundland with up to 70 cm of snow

  Blizzard expected to hammer eastern Newfoundland with up to 70 cm of snow ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Residents of eastern Newfoundland are bracing for a blizzard on Friday. Blizzard warnings have been issued for much of the region, where up to 70 centimetres of snow is expected to fall on the northeastern edge of the Avalon Peninsula. The forecast says blowing snow will reduce visibility to zero in the area, as well as in Clarenville and the Bonavista Peninsula, where up to 50 centimetres of snow is possible. Northerly wind gusts are expected to peak at 140 kilometres per hour along exposed areas of the coast. Storm surge warnings have also been issued.

St . John ’ s superseded its record for the most snow in 24 hours, recording 30 inches, as the storm hit Newfoundland and Labrador on Friday. A state of emergency continued in the provincial capital and elsewhere on Saturday as businesses were ordered closed and only emergency vehicles were

St . John ' S , Newfoundland (AP) -- Canada' s weather agency ended a blizzard warning for the St . John ' s , Newfoundland, area on Saturday, but a rare state of emergency and storm surge warning remained in effect following a monster storm that buried Newfoundland' s capital city.

In the Battery area of St. John’s, an avalanche hit a house last night, forcing the evacuation of the neighbourhood. Everyone in the house escaped safely, reported the Telegram.

Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador reeling in the wake of monster blizzard

  Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador reeling in the wake of monster blizzard ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — States of emergency, as well as blizzard and storm surge warnings, remained in effect in parts of eastern Newfoundland and Labrador early this morning. This intense snowfall that buried St. John's and many other communities bringing them to a standstill on Friday slowed overnight.This intense snowfall that buried St. John's and many other communities bringing them to a standstill on Friday slowed overnight, and according to Environment Canada was expected to end later this morning.

ST . JOHN ' s , Newfoundland (AP) — Canada' s weather agency ended a blizzard warning for the St . John ' s , Newfoundland, area on Saturday, but a rare state of emergency and storm surge warning remained in effect following a monster storm that buried the Canadian province' s capital city.

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The mayor of Bonavista, John Norman, said waves were hitting the third floor of his home last night. Wind gusts were recorded as high as 164 km/h. He told the CBC: “I assumed being one of those residents being close to the water I’d hear something … but to hear it go over your roof and rain down over your roof, it’s quite something.” Environment Canada is warning of a storm surge along the Bonavista Peninsula today with waves as high as 12 m.

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St. John's, N.L., lifts state of emergency eight days after massive storm .
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The City of St. John's has lifted a state of emergency that's been in place for more than a week. The provincial capital made the initial declaration last Friday, as a punishing blizzard left parts of eastern Newfoundland buried under more than 76 centimetres of snow. The provincial capital made the initial declaration last Friday, as a punishing blizzard left parts of eastern Newfoundland buried under more than 76 centimetres of snow.

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