Another winter storm wallops NB

Moncton digs out again, 18 Feb 2013 (courtesy TWN)

Moncton digs out again, 18 Feb 2013 (courtesy TWN)

Residents of Southeast New Brunswick are digging out today from the third major snowstorm in three weeks.

In Greater Moncton, precipitation began as freezing rain and ice pellets before changing to snow.

Once again the winds were a big factor with gusts as high as 95 km/h creating blowing snow and whiteouts.

Schools were closed on Monday and many businesses delayed opening until later in the day.

Precipitation fell mainly as rain in neighbouring Nova Scotia although there was a changeover to snow.

SNOWFALL AMOUNTS (includes Sunday-Monday)

Greater Moncton Airport 33 cm
Saint John 27 cm
Kouchibouguac 26 cm
Bathurst 25 cm

RAINFALL AMOUNTS

Ingonish Beach 77 mm
Sydney 57 mm (plus 2 cm snow)
Halifax Stanfield Airport 33 mm (plus 8 cm snow)

(Data courtesy Environment Canada)

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