Parts of Maritimes getting another blast of winter today

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A woman uses an umbrella to shield herself from the snow during a winter storm in Fredericton, N.B. on Tuesday. Environment Canada issued a snow fall warning for much of New Brunswick with a windchill nearing -20C.

HALIFAX - While P.E.I. is expected to dodge the bullet, another blast of wintry weather is hitting parts of the Maritimes today.

Environment Canada issued Tuesday a winter storm watch for western areas of Nova Scotia and southern New Brunswick.

Forecasters say the storm was expected to bring snow starting this morning, which could hamper travel as people return to work after the long weekend.

P.E.I. was expected to see about five centimetres.

The weather agency says those storm watches could be upgraded to snowfall warnings.

As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, Greenwood, N.S., had received 24 centimetres while Yarmouth, N.S., had 12 centimetres. In New Brunswick, Saint John was reporting 12 centimetres had fallen while Moncton had eight centimetres.

The Maritime provinces had their first real taste of winter Sunday as a storm dumped up to 18 centimetres of snow in some areas.

Some flights at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport were delayed or cancelled as a result.

With files by The Guardian

Organizations: Environment Canada, Halifax Stanfield International Airport

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick.Forecasters

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