Snow chaos in Newfoundland, Canada – Flights cancelled, highways impassible, ferries stuck in ice

A powerful blizzard storm swept across Newfoundland, Canada this week.

Almost a meter of snow was dumped on Gander over the weekend. This is more than what Toronto received over the entire winter (81 cm).

Gander broke the snowfall record for March with a total of 200 centimetres, and is on track to break April’s previous record of 97 centimetres.

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Where is the backdoor of my home. Record amount of snow fell on Gander, Newfoundland this week-end. via Twitter

People trying to get to work have faced some unique challenges. Doors were blocked and cars hidden below piles of anomalous snow. This is how someone got to work having his front and backdoors blocked :-).

Flights have been cancelled at the St. John’s airport, and many highways are nearly impassible. In Gander, a snow plow and ambulance got stuck in the snow.

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Where is my car? Snow covers car in Botwood, Newfoundland, Canada. via Twitter

Those travelling by boat didn’t fare any better as the local Ferry got stuck in the ice.

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Ferry blocked in ice during April 2017 blizzard in Newfoundland, Canada. via Twitter

The first day of spring was two weeks ago, but winter is far from over in Newfoundland.

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