Maritimes digs out from monster blizzard

Blizzard aftermath in Moncton, 27 March 2014 (Twitter)

Blizzard aftermath in Moncton, 27 March 2014 (Twitter)

Schools were closed for a second straight day in Greater Moncton after a massive blizzard brought heavy snow and strong, gusty winds which created poor visibility and whiteout conditions.

The Confederation Bridge was closed almost all day due to the winds and Cobequid Pass was shut down overnight due to blowing and drifting snow.

The spring blizzard of ’14 delivered some impressive numbers both in terms of snowfall and peak wind gusts:

Charlottetown, PEI. 53 cm/ 93 km/h

Greenwood, NS. 42 cm/ 102 km/h

Greater Moncton Airport. 41 cm/ 98 km/h

Digby, NS. 34 cm/ 111 km/h

Truro, NS. 28 cm/ 102 km/h

Saint John, NB. 28 cm/ 111 km/h

Halifax Stanfield Airport. 21 cm/ 100 km/h