UPDATE: Still no day at the beach on P.E.I.

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Blizzard that buried Maritimes takes aim at Newfoundland

Although the worse may be behind Islanders from the weekend storm, it’s still not a pleasant day on Prince Edward Island.

Just like on Saturday, RCMP are again advising motorist to stay off of all roads if possible as the province is still experiencing high winds, white-outs and drifting snow.

Many events scheduled for today, both sports-related and cultural ones, have been postponed or cancelled. Today’s big cultural event was the Chinese New Year celebration scheduled for the Civic  Centre but it won’t be happening today.

The Tankard provincial men’s curling championship in Crapaud postponed Saturday and Sunday draws. They will pick up the schedule Monday with six teams still in play. Times will be confirmed later today.

The P.E.I. Rocket game against the Moncton Wildcats set for today at 4 p.m. has been postponed. A makeup date will be released later.

The UPEI Panther women’s hockey game Saturday against the Moncton Blue Eagles has been rescheduled to Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at MacLauchlan Arena. The team’s game today in Fredericton against the St. Thomas Tommies was postponed. No makeup date has been released.

The Summerside Western Capitals Maritime Hockey League game today against Miramichi has been postponed. No makeup date has been announced.

For a more complete list of cancelled sporting events go to this website’s Sports section.

The storm that whacked the Maritimes has resulted in a winter storm warning being in effect for Newfoundland as the blizzard takes aim at Canada's easternmost province.

Environment Canada is forecasting 25 to 55-centimetres of snow for central and eastern Newfoundland by tonight, and up to 35-centimetres for the southwest part of the province. Making matters much worse, forecasters say the snow will be whipped by winds of more than 100-kilometres an hour in many places.

Several departures and arrivals have already been cancelled at St. John's International Airport. And, Marine Atlantic has suspended ferry service between North Sydney, Nova Scotia, and Port aux Basques, Newfoundland.

Prince Edward Islanders are now at work cleaning up from Saturday's big blast. Fuelled by the strong winds the storm either left large banks of snow or blew right away, leaving some people with plenty of shovelling to do and others with little.

Today's weather forecast calls for a mainly cloudy day with a 60 per cent chance of flurries near noon. It is expected to clear this afternoon but there will be blowing snow with winds north 50 km-h gusting to 80. The high will be minus six.

Tonight will be clear with winds from the northwest 30 km-h, gusting to 50, becoming light near midnight. Monday is forecast to be sunny with increasing cloudiness in the afternoon, then snow beginning in the evening. Amount 2 cm.

(With files from The Canadian Press)

 

 

 

 

Organizations: Environment Canada, International Airport, Marine Atlantic Nova Scotia Power

Geographic location: Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Canada St. John's North Sydney Port aux Basques Ontario Quebec New Brunswick Prince Edward Island

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  • bob
    February 10, 2013 - 13:14

    I got news for them it's storming more here today .