PHOTOS: The Maritimes dig out after first major winter blast of 2021

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PHOTOS: The Maritimes dig out after first major winter blast of 2021
PHOTOS: The Maritimes dig out after first major winter blast of 2021
PHOTOS: The Maritimes dig out after first major winter blast of 2021

Atlantic Canada's first winter storm of 2021 has come and gone, leaving many residents in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia with the arduous task of digging out Sunday.

The potent low-pressure system that developed stateside and brought freezing rain impacts to southern Ontario New Year's Day, tracked just south of Nova Scotia on Saturday. It brought snow to much of the Maritimes, with heaviest snowfall over the southern New Brunswick and northern Nova Scotia.

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Many locations saw more than 20 cm of snow, while two recorded more than 30 cm of snow, from the Texas low Saturday. Environment Canada has released some snowfall totals across the Maritimes as of Sunday morning.

The biggest accumulations occurred at Sydney, N.S. airport, which saw 32 cm of snow and in McLeod Hill, N.B., which received 31.8 cm.

Other noteworthy totals across the region:

In New Brunswick, Fundy Park saw 27.3 cm, Hanwell and Lincoln recorded 27 cm, Shediac and Sussex received 25 cm, and Fredericton recorded 22.1 cm. In Nova Scotia, Trafalgar and St. Anns saw 29.2 cm, Sydney Mines received 25.1 cm, and in P.E.I, Charlottetown recorded 27 cm, Bedford Corner saw 24.9 cm, Bonshaw got 24.6 cm and Long Creek was hit with 24.4 cm.

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The snowfall and strong winds made for some difficult travel, with poor visibility and whiteout conditions reported across the region.

The same system also grazed southern Newfoundland, but because of its offshore track, it only had minimal snow and wind impacts on the island.

Below is a selection of visuals from the storm that are circulating on social media.

Embedded content: https://twitter.com/NicoleMac19/status/1345496281469378566

Thumbnail courtesy of Frank Bailey, Bridgewater, N.S.