Snow to continue till morning ... then start up again Wednesday

Environment Canada is calling for up to 25 centimetres of snow in southeastern New Brunswick. (Shane Fowler/CBC - image credit)
Environment Canada is calling for up to 25 centimetres of snow in southeastern New Brunswick. (Shane Fowler/CBC - image credit)

Snowfall warnings are forecast to remain in place overnight Monday in southern New Brunswick as Environment Canada warns of more inclement weather later this week.

Another five to 10 centimetres of snow is forecast over southern areas of the province before the storm moves off Tuesday morning.

But Environment Canada is warning of another system that may bring up to 50 centimetres of snow starting Wednesday evening for central and northern areas, and 50 millimetres of rain for the south.

"Heavy snow ahead of the low is forecast for most areas Wednesday night and it will change over to rain during the day on Thursday," said Environment Canada.

The current storm is making travel treacherous for motorists.

According to the province's 511 service for road conditions, the Trans-Canada Highway is partially covered with snow from just above Woodstock to the Nova Scotia border, with the highway listed as snow covered from Longs Creek to Memramcook.

Route 7 from Oromocto to Saint John is also listed as snow covered, as is Route 8 from Fredericton to Miramichi.

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Digging out

It's the third time in just over a week that a significant amount of snow has hit the Fredericton region, testing the patience of many residents.

Beth Barrett had already been out to clean off her car three times Monday to catch a flight out of the Fredericton Airport, a flight that was repeatedly delayed.

"The 5:35 flight didn't go out, we're hoping that it'll go out later today," said Barrett.

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Shane Fowler/CBC

"It is getting a little tiring."

While the early days of winter saw little in the way of the white stuff, David Itoafa said now it feels like it's all coming at once.

Still, Itoafa said he was having fun with the snow and the winter season.

"You're out enjoying the weather, but it does get hard on the back," said Itoafa.

"It's what it is to be a Canadian."

Closures

The City of Moncton suspended all non-essential municipal services because of the storm.

City Hall is closed and city-owned arenas closed at noon, while Codiac Transpo started shutting down at 12:30.

The Moncton campus of the University of Moncton closed for the day.

In neighbouring Dieppe, Monday night's council meeting was cancelled and the CF Champlain mall closed.

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CBC

Some schools were closed Monday morning, and others closed early in southern New Brunswick.

All Anglophone South and Anglophone East school districts closed Monday, as well as most Francophone South schools.

Anglophone North schools closed in the Rexton area.

Later Monday morning, Anglophone West said schools in the Fredericton, Oromocto, Gagetown, Nackawick and Minto areas would close two hours early.