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).
70 and shovelling snow during an all-time blizzard. Why?
“Just something to do,” says Gander’s Arthur Rogershttps://t.co/rueKYGkYse #NLwx pic.twitter.com/ldDmXMQcNU
— Chris Ensing (@ChrisEnsingCBC) April 4, 2017
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.
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 :-).
How my husband got out of our house this morning. Both doors blocked. @weathernetwork @MurphTWN @OfficiallyKesh #ShareYourWeather #nlwx pic.twitter.com/ZsEvWzqILh
— Tammy (@tammyharris96) April 4, 2017
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.
Those travelling by boat didn’t fare any better as the local Ferry got stuck in the ice.
The first day of spring was two weeks ago, but winter is far from over in Newfoundland.