Winter storm dumps 35 centimetres of snow on parts of Atlantic Canada

Crew members shovel snow on the offshore supply vessel Skandia Flora, used to support oil and gas drilling platforms, in Halifax on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. A powerful nor'easter blanketed the province overnight with up to 40cm of snow.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

HALIFAX - Parts of Atlantic Canada were digging out Sunday after a winter storm dumped 35 centimetres of snow on some areas.

Environment Canada says as much as 35 centimetres of snow fell over parts of Nova Scotia and P.E.I. overnight Saturday, while southeastern New Brunswick received about 25 centimetres.

Many flights at Halifax Stanfield International Airport were delayed or cancelled and most major roads in Nova Scotia were still snow-covered Sunday afternoon.

About 6,000 Nova Scotia Power customers were briefly in the dark Sunday, but that number dropped to about 200 by early afternoon.

P.E.I. remained under a winter storm warning Sunday afternoon, as high winds were expected to blow snow across roadways and create zero-visibility driving conditions.

Most of western Newfoundland was under a snowfall warning Sunday, with 20 centimetres expected by the afternoon before the snow changed to ice pellets and freezing rain.

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