Heavy snow hits Cape Breton

Satellite image shows storm over Cape Breton Island, 19 Apr 2020 (Twitter/J.Abraham)

A winter-like storm brought heavy snow to Cape Breton Island and western Newfoundland on Sunday with more than 30 cm recorded in some areas.

A whopping 43 cm of snow fell at the Sydney Airport which made roads treacherous in the region and certainly kept snow plows busy.

Environment Canada data shows it has already been an extremely snowy winter in Sydney with almost 400 cm recorded since the start of 2020.

The system was expected to bring snow to mainland Nova Scotia but it eventually tracked further to the east and mostly hit Cape Breton.

Snowstorm sweeps Southeastern U.S.

Southeast USA snowstorm

Man cuts fallen tree blocking a road in South Carolina, 09 Dec 2018 (Reuters)

Several deaths have been reported after a massive snowstorm buried parts of the Southeastern United States with more than 30 cm falling in several major cities to as much as 60 cm in the Appalachian Mountains.

North Carolina and Virginia were especially hard hit by the storm system which slowly moved out into the Atlantic Ocean today.

Highways became hazardous as snowy, icy conditions led to hundreds of collisions, dozens of flights were cancelled and schools and businesses shut down.

About 300,000 customers also lost electricity during the peak as the storm knocked trees onto power lines.