Blizzard buries Greater Moncton

Vehicle buried in Moncton, 27 Jan 11

Of my six winters living in Greater Moncton, this blizzard is one of the worst I’ve ever seen mainly because of gusty winds (up to 70 km/h) driving the heavy, wet snow (about 30 cm).

Schools shut down, RCMP urged motorists to stay off highways after numerous pile ups, transit buses in Moncton stopped running by mid-afternoon and even Champlain Place Mall was forced to close its doors due to the storm.

While snow and gusty winds plagued much of Southern New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Northern Nova Scotia, freezing rain and rain fell along Nova Scotia’s Atlantic coast.

The same storm system also dumped anywhere from 15 to 50 cm of snow on the Northeast USA from Virginia to Maine.

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