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Canada Baby Snow arrives during record-breaking N.L. blizzard

08:16  20 january  2020
08:16  20 january  2020 Source:   cbc.ca

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

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Levi Jacob Snow was born during the height of a raging blizzard that knocked out power and hit eastern Newfoundland so hard that the military has been called in. It was 10:41 p.m. on Friday, about the same time that a record was broken at St. John's International Airport for the highest snowfall

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a close up of a baby: Levi Snow © Provided by CBC Newfoundland an Labrador - LocalNewsRSS Levi Snow

The last name couldn't be more perfect.

Levi Jacob Snow was born during the height of a raging blizzard that knocked out power and hit eastern Newfoundland so hard that the military has been called in.

It was 10:41 p.m. on Friday, about the same time that a record was broken at St. John's International Airport for the highest snowfall amounts for a single day.

"He's a very happy and healthy baby. However, we knew there would be a mess in front of our house," said new dad Kyle Snow.

He asked for help digging out their St. John's home on social media, and by Sunday, 10 to 15 people were outside the house with shovels. The couple faced 2.5-metre snow drifts.

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.

After a record - breaking snowfall on Friday with more to come overnight, eastern Newfoundland residents have been focused on digging out, staying safe and keeping warm. Baby Snow arrives during record - breaking N . L . blizzard . Emergency and urgent services at facilities in St. John's

Snow continues to fall as road conditions and visibility worsen across Prince Edward Island. Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for all three counties. The national forecaster said periods of snow , at times heavy, will continue to fall through Sunday afternoon. Islanders will encounter.

"On the way here, I ran into a snowblower/plow operator and asked him ... well, I'd say I begged him to make a cut through the street," Kyle Snow said, which the driver did.

Snow said he is floored by the kind response he received just by making a plea for help online.

Get to hospital before the storm

Luckily the couple made it to the Health Sciences Centre before the storm hit, around 3 a.m. Friday.

"When we got to the hospital, it started snowing," Snow said Sunday, as Good Samaritans shovelled outside his home.

"Every couple of hours I'd go out and have a look and the difference in those few hours was just incredible. The hospital was shaking and that's a pretty solid building."

Medical staff needed to know if the route home was safe before letting mom and baby out of hospital. Snow took a video to show them the now-clear route. 

"We're going to have a really good story to tell him. It's one of love and one of people helping people."

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