Winter blasts through yet again

Paul Hutchings
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The West Coast was hit yet again with another blast of winter Friday morning, as work crews in Deer Lake worked to keep the roads clear. The snow is expected to turn into rain Friday afternoon, with a temperature of about 5 C.

As it happens, Old Man Winter wasn’t quite done with the west coast after all.

Another blast of snowy weather ripped through the area starting Friday morning, possibly causing a power outage that is currently plaguing Corner Brook, that is currently being investigated by Newfoundland Power.

Several schools up and down the west coast have been closed as a result of the weather. Schools in Deer Lake are closed for the morning and are expected to make an announcement about the rest of the day at 11 a.m. Corner Brook and Pasadena schools were also closed, and will make similar announcements. The Grenfell Campus has also closed its doors as a result of the storm.

RCMP in Deer Lake say there have been no accident reports as of 9:15 a.m., and snow removal crews were working diligently to keep the roads clear.

One flight was cancelled at the Deer Lake Regional Airport, but other than that it’s business as usual, say airport staff. Locally, Deer Lake Winterfest event has been postponed.

The snow is expected to turn into rain this afternoon, and the temperature should get up to about 5 C. The below-zero temperatures are forecast to come back over the weekend.

Organizations: RCMP, Deer Lake Regional Airport

Geographic location: Deer Lake, West Coast, Corner Brook Pasadena

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