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Spring storm wallops Atlantic Canada with heavy snowfall, gusty winds

April 09, 2018 - 4:54 AM

HALIFAX - A spring storm has closed schools and delayed business openings in parts of Atlantic Canada.

Western Newfoundland and Labrador were getting heavy snowfall, along with winds expected to gust up to 130 kilometres an hour.

Schools on the western edge of the province were closed, while many in the central region were delaying their openings as Environment Canada maintained storm warnings for much of Newfoundland.

In Nova Scotia, classes were also being cancelled in Cape Breton and some flights were delayed at the Halifax airport, which reported about 23 centimetres of snow.

The Sydney area in Cape Breton got about 30 centimetres of snow and winds gusted to 60 kilometres an hour.

Marine Atlantic ferries cancelled some crossings to Newfoundland, and provincial government offices in the Corner Brook area were closed for the morning.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2018
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