Winter weather has escalated across Canada as the federal authorities agreed to ship help to Newfoundland following record-breaking snowfall.
Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball requested government help Saturday, together with mobilizing the Canadian Armed Forces, to present aid to areas of the province hit by the extreme winter weather.
St. John’s skilled a record-breaking one-day snowfall of 76.2 centimetres, snapping a earlier document of 68.four centimetres from 1999.
Strong winds mixed with the massive dumping of snow created drifts excessive sufficient to bury automobiles, whereas white-out situations meant roads had been congested and treacherous.
Minister of Natural Resources Seamus O’Regan confirmed the federal government was already working to deploy assets.
Here’s a take a look at how the remainder of the nation dealt with a weekend of dramatic winter weather.
Elsewhere in Atlantic Canada, snowfall warnings had been in place for big components of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia earlier than easing to flurries Sunday night time.
Environment Canada has snowfall warnings in place for Montreal and surrounding areas, with 15 to 20 centimetres anticipated between Saturday afternoon and Sunday.
Skies are anticipated to clear within the morning with snow beginning to fall as the clouds roll in. In addition, winds could attain between 20 km/h and 40 km/h placing the temperature close to -25 C with the wind chill.
The snow ought to clear Sunday night time with a chilly and sunny Monday to begin the week.
In Canada’s most populous area, the primary main snowfall in southern Ontario has introduced visitors to a crawl in Toronto and elsewhere with up to 20 centimetres of snow and howling winds inflicting white-out situations.
Speaking at a information convention on Saturday, City of Toronto spokesperson Eric Holmes stated that there are 1,500 employees ready to reply to town’s first snowstorm of the yr.
A snowfall warning is in impact for town and most of southern Ontario.
Large components of Northeastern Ontario are additionally underneath snowfall warnings, with winter storm warnings in place for Sault Ste. Marie and Killarney.
A variety of communities across southern Manitoba are underneath a winter storm warning from Environment Canada, together with Steinbach, Emerson and Pilot Mount, whereas Winnipeg is underneath a snowfall warning.
A storm system is anticipated to convey 10 centimetres to 20 centimetres of snow to town and different components of southern Manitoba.
In Saskatchewan, excessive chilly warnings are in place for a lot of the south of the province, Fond-du-Lac, Stony Rapids and Black Lake.
The Alberta Motor Association stated it has obtained greater than 55,000 requires roadside help since January 12, greater than six instances the same old name quantity.
Meanwhile, a 16-year-old in Edmonton is recovering from frostbite after strolling round exterior with out gloves for 45 minutes in -25 C weather.
A winter storm warning is in impact for Fraser Valley in B.C. after it obtained one other dumping of snow in a single day. Skiers on the slopes in Whistler might see as a lot as 40 centimetres of snow.
Vancouver Island has heavy rain warnings in place with the potential for localized flooding.Wind warnings are in impact for all of B.C.’s coast.
A bitterly chilly arctic ridge of excessive strain stays entrenched over the Yukon, in accordance to Environment Canada.
Extreme chilly warnings are in place for a lot of the territory.
Blizzard warnings are additionally in place for components of Nunavut.
Winds gusting into the 60 to 80 km/h vary have developed over central Kivalliq and can unfold south eastwards into the Arviat area Saturday night, Environment Canada stated.
These situations will doubtless persist into Sunday with enchancment occurring Sunday night time.