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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Blizzard On The Way

After days of spring-like temperatures, it's time to break out your shovel again. 

A blizzard is on the way, bringing heavy snow and blowing snow to the region. Claude Cote of Environment Canada tells CHSJ News starting at noon-hour on Wednesday we'll see periods of snow, blowing snow and reduced visibility to near-zero. It's expected we'll see winds gusting to about 60 km/hr.

Cote says the storm will start tapering off at about 8pm or 9am in Saint John. We can expect to see about 15 centimetres of fresh snow on the ground by the end of the blizzard.

The provincial E-M-O reminding you that strong winds can bring power outages and you should make sure you have everything you need to last you at least seventy-two hours after a storm, including an emergency kit for your home and car. They're also encouraging you to avoid driving if you don't have to during and after the blizzard.