SAINT JOHN, N.B.- A mix of rain and snow have made roads slick in and around Saint John and the latest blast of winter weather is set to continue.
A snowfall warning is in effect for the KV and Sussex regions this morning as there’s a chance of an additional 10 to 15 centimetres of snow by late this afternoon.
5 to 15 millimetres of rain is expected in Saint John leaving the city in a rainfall warning . Up to 5 centimetres of snow is also possible in the Port City.
News 88.9′s meteorologist Richard Zurawski says there’s more unsettled weather on the horizon. “We’ve got another disturbance moving in on Saturday but the temperatures are going way up”, says Zurawski. “They’re going to be anywhere from five and ten degrees so it’s unlikely we will be getting snow”.
As for school, students in the Saint John Education Centre, the former District 8, are open with the exception of Fundy Shores School in Dipper Harbour while schools in the. St Stephen Education Centre, formerly District 10 are closed.
In the Hampton Education Centre schools are open in Quispamsis and Rothesay but closed from Hammond River to Sussex which includes schools in Hampton, Belleisle, and Sussex areas as well as Macdonald Consolidated School on the Kingston Peninsula.
Schools are also closed in the Fredericton area today.
The heavy wet snow and high winds also led to a number of power outages in the province including Fredericton, Sussex, St. Martins, and Nauwigewauk.
A number of flight were also delayed at the Saint John Airport. Travellers are being asked to call or ahead or check out the airport’s website for more information.