Winter storm walloping Tantramar

Scott Doherty
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A pedestrian braces against this afternoon's wind-driven snow on the Main Street Trans-Canada Highway overpass. High winds and drifting snow made driving dangerous throughout the day in the region. ETHAN DOHERTY PHOTO

Tantramar and area residents continue to deal with a winter storm that has already dumped several inches on the ground and is expected to continue into the night before tapering off.

Environment Canada issued a winter storm warning for southeastern New Brunswick today.

"Total snowfall amounts of 30 to 45 centimetres are expected across New Brunswick," the advisory stated. "The snow will be accompanied by strong easterly winds gusting up to 70 kilometres per hour giving blowing snow and reducing visibility in many areas. Snow will gradually taper off from west to east tonight as this system tracks northeastward toward Newfoundland."

The advisory also warned coastal communities about potential high tides.

"Higher than normal water levels and rough pounding surf can be expected this evening at high tide along the East Coast of New Brunswick."

Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: New Brunswick, Newfoundland, East Coast

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