A snowfall warning has been ended for all of Prince Edward Island today.
Environment Canada's 11 a.m. forecast has improved dramatically, calling for just five centimetres of snow and ending all warnings.
Many Island businesses and offices have already closed for the day. All P.E.I. civil service offices, Veterans Affairs Canada, UPEI, and Holland College have closed operations for the day.
Snow started to fall across the province shortly after 6 a.m. this morning and became heavy with reduced visibility before 8 a.m.
Environment Canada issued a warning at 5 a.m. that significant snowfall was expected across the province today.
And even more good news is that another snowstorm expected to hit the region Friday has now been downgraded to 40 per cent chance of some light snow but windy as that system tracks farther south and east of the Maritimes than first thought.
Issued : 11:00 AM ADT Wednesday 20 March 2013
Today Periods of snow and local blowing snow changing to rain showers or flurries this afternoon. Snowfall amount 5 cm.
Wind east 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming southwest 30 gusting to 50 late this afternoon. High plus 1.
Tonight Rain showers or flurries ending this evening then cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Wind southwest 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming south 20 near midnight. Low minus 3.
Thursday Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. Wind south 20 km/h. High plus 4.
Friday Cloudy with 40 percent chance of snow. Windy. Low minus 3. High zero.
Saturday Cloudy with 40 percent chance of snow. Windy. Low minus 2. High plus 1. Sunday Cloudy. Low minus 1. High plus 1.
Monday Cloudy. Low minus 2. High plus 2. Tuesday Cloudy. Low minus 4. High plus 1.