Long Lines Form as St John's Grocery Stores Reopen After Blizzard

Long lines formed at grocery stores in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, on January 21 as grocery stores reopened in the city following a record-breaking blizzard.

A state of emergency remained in place as the cleanup continued after a blizzard brought a record 30 inches of snow to the city. Grocery stores were allowed to open from 10 am to 6 pm on Tuesday, with officials asking people to limit their travel and use carpooling to allow for emergency vehicles and recovery crews to operate effectively.

This footage shows long lines forming outside a store in St John’s on Tuesday.

The state of emergency has been in place since January 17. Credit: Craig Lundrigan via Storyful