More snow, freezing rain on the way for most of N.B.

A Fredericton resident tackling heavy and wet snow in the city on Friday. (Shane Fowler/CBC - image credit)
A Fredericton resident tackling heavy and wet snow in the city on Friday. (Shane Fowler/CBC - image credit)

Some parts of the province are seeing some relief from freezing rain and stormy conditions — but more is on the way for overnight and into Saturday afternoon.

While many have put down the shovel for the night, more shoveling could be in order by morning.

Environment Canada weather warnings are still in place for most of the province. Northeastern New Brunswick is expecting an additional 10-15 cm of snow after a four-hour period of freezing rain, lasting through the night into Saturday afternoon.

South-central regions, including Fredericton, have a freezing rain warning in place, expecting 6-12 hours of freezing rain overnight ending Saturday near noon.

North-central regions can expect continuing freezing rain, but that will end around midnight. Northwestern New Brunswick will also see winter storm conditions subside this evening.

For Moncton and southern areas of the province, a rainfall warning is still in effect and a freezing rain warning for Saturday morning into the evening is also in place.

This all comes after most of the province woke up to snow-covered streets, sidewalks and trees. Throughout the morning and afternoon, cleanup was underway as the storm continued.

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Cleaning up

Not everyone expected to wake up to Fredericton's winter wonderland.

While the city was forecast to get significant snow, Zak Rogers said he wasn't quite prepared for so much.

"She's been a hectic morning out here, I tell you," said Rogers.


"I didn't realize how much snow would come down."

While Rogers may not be entirely happy with all the snow he had to clear, he said he's still glad to have it after not receiving much so far this winter.

"I'm a skier," said Rogers.

"I know Crabbe Mountain's been doing a lot of work up there. I'm hoping that they're getting a little more snow than rain right now and we can get a nice base for some skiing."

Messy road conditions

The province's 511 service shows mainly bare roads for southern New Brunswick, but much of central and northern regions have partly covered and covered roads.

Highway 11 from Turgeon Road in Belledune to Bathurst  and Highway 180 from Southeast Upsalquitch River to Bathurst both are  listed as having poor visibility, and travel is not recommended, according to the site.

Travel on Highway 2 from the Quebec border to Edmundston is also not recommended. The 511 says the highway has icy and slushy patches, but the visibility is "fair."

Ryan Snoddon/CBC
Ryan Snoddon/CBC

A complete list of road conditions can be found on the province's 511 website.

Closures include schools, campuses

The storm also closed all schools in the anglophone and francophone school systems. It also forced several schools and universities to change operating hours.

  • University of New Brunswick Fredericton, St. Thomas University and University of Moncton campuses in Edmundston, Bathurst and Shippagan remained closed for the day.

  • The University of Moncton's Moncton campus remained closed until 4:30.

  • NBCC Saint John, Woodstock, Fredericton, Moncton, Miramichi, Allied Health Education Centre and the corporate office closed for the day.

  • CCNB Bathurst, Campbellton, Edmundston and Acadian Peninsula campuses closed for the day.