Winter storm warning in effect for region

Andrea Gunn
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Motorists should exercise caution: RCMP

With a winter storm warning in effect for the evening and overnight, several centimeters of the fluffy white stuff had already fallen in the Exploits valley as 2:30 p.m. on Friday.

If the schools weren’t closed for Christmas, chances are students in the Exploits Region would be staying home today anyway. According to Environment Canada, a large pressure system moving east was expected to cause windy and snowy conditions in Grand Falls-Windsor and vicinity as well as much of the island on Friday. Snow started in the Exploits Valley at around 9:30 a.m. and continued throughout the afternoon. As of 2:30 p.m., a winter storm warning was still in effect for the area, and up to 30 centimeters of snow with wind gusts up to 60 km/h were expected during the evening and overnight.

Corporal Duane Paul with the Grand Falls-Windsor district RCMP said motorists should exercise extreme caution when driving today, as roads are slippery and visibility is reduced.

For the most recent weather updates and warnings, visit Environment Canada’s website at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca.

Organizations: RCMP, Environment Canada

Geographic location: Exploits Region, Grand Falls-Windsor, Exploits Valley Grand Falls

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