SAINT JOHN, N.B.- Greater Saint John is now feeling the effects of a massive winter storm which is bringing heavy snow and high winds to the region.
A blizzard warning remains in effect.
Meteorologist Richard Zurawski tells us the wind is a major player in this storm. “The wind is going to be gusting to 90, perhaps 100 kilometres an hour”, says Zurawski. “Total snowfall amounts are not insignificant. We’re looking at about 30 centimetres of snow with perhaps more in some areas”.
Plows have been out but driving conditions are poor and visibility is limited with the combination of snow and wind.
Police are asking motorists to stay off the roads.
The forecast calls for the snow and blowing snow to end overnight with clearing skies on Sunday.
The weather has led to a number of cancellations including some flights in and out of the Saint John Airport.
Saint John Transit is taking its buses off the roads at noon. Maritime Bus has cancelled its runs this morning as well.
Repairs to the Princess of Acadia ferry between Saint John and Digby is complete but Bay Ferries says, because of the weather, service will not resume until Tuesday.
The Westfield ferry is also off its run until further notice because of an ice jam.