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Wintry weather shuts down Trinity-Conception-Placentia

A Town of Carbonear snowplow operator clears the side of Water Street on a snowy Tuesday morning.
A Town of Carbonear snowplow operator clears the side of Water Street on a snowy Tuesday morning. - Andrew Robinson

TRINITY-CONCEPTION-PLACENTIA, NL — A snowfall warning remained in effect as of early Tuesday morning, with overnight snowfall convincing many there was no need to leave the house in the Trinity-Conception-Placentia region.

Students in the K-12 system will have some time to themselves, as all five school systems in the area chose to remain closed for the day. College of the North Atlantic campuses in Carbonear and Placentia were also closed for the morning, with updates due mid-morning.

For today, the Environment Canada forecast suggests another 10-15 centimetres of snow can be expected for the Trinity-Conception region, with winds gusting to 70 kilometres per hour by this afternoon. For the Placentia area, predicted snowfall amounts for Tuesday range from five-to-10 centimetres. There’s also a risk of freezing drizzle for Tuesday evening.

According to the provincial government’s Highway Driving Conditions Reports, roads are snow covered, with blowing snow reported in some areas.

It grew quite chilly overnight. Environment Canada meteorologist Rodney Barney reported a low of -19.9 C for Whitbourne.

editor@cbncompass.ca

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