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Late winter storm brings snow, wind and rain to parts of Atlantic Canada


HALIFAX — A large nor'easter was blowing through much of Atlantic Canada today, with another system expected to bring more messy weather over the weekend.

Environment Canada issued special weather warnings for Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, P.E.I. and New Brunswick.

Snow was forecast to develop over southwestern portions of Nova Scotia before eventually spreading eastward and turning to rain.

New Brunswick was expected to get heavy winds and up to 20 centimetres of snow, with another 15 centimetres possible from another system moving in Saturday.

Schools, some businesses and transit services were either closed or limited in parts of New Brunswick, while Nova Scotia Power was reporting about 82 outages due in part to high winds

Newfoundland was also under a special weather warning and could get snow Friday and into Saturday, but it wasn't clear how much will fall.

(Global News)

The Canadian Press

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