Storm packs a punch

Oromoctosnow

A snow covered highway near Oromocto NB, 13 January 2016 (Twitter)


The most powerful winter storm of the season to date dropped almost 40 cm of snow in the Fredericton area and brought strong winds gusting up to 70 km/h in eastern New Brunswick.

Highway travel was considered hazardous throughout the province and RCMP urged drivers to stay home if possible.

Schools shut down and many businesses either closed for the day or opened in late afternoon.

Greater Moncton reported almost 30 cm of snow and winds gusting up to 60 km/h.

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