White-Out Sweeps Through Mount Pearl, Newfoundland

The city of Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, declared a state of emergency on Friday, January 17, as the province was battered by a blizzard that brought high winds and driving snow.

Local authorities ordered all area businesses to close and closed the roads to all traffic except emergency vehicles. Local reports said plowing was also suspended.

Over 14 inches of snow had fallen in the city of St John’s by 1.30 pm local time, reports said, and the city was expected to receive up to 30 inches of snow in all. Credit: @rokchikk via Storyful