|Wind and snow make travel dangerous along the Trans-Canada Highway near Regina on Thursday afternoon.|
Meanwhile a strong storm lifting north from Colorado along with an arctic front have brought blizzard conditions to southern Saskatchewan spreading into southern Manitoba. Heavy snow, in some cases over 20cm, along with 70km/h winds and dropping temperatures have made travel dangerous. On the east coast a very strong ocean storm is pounding St. John's, Newfoundland and the Avalon this morning. The eastern half o the province is virtually shut down as heavy snow and 110km/h winds pound the area. Widespread power outages have occurred, roads and the airport in St. John's are closed. So far 30cm has fallen at the airport in St. John's, with another 35cm forecast today. At 7am, heavy snow and near zero visibility was reported with a wind gust to 106km/h at St. John's. The blizzard will continue for most of the day with travel strongly discouraged. Snowfall amounts of up to 75cm are possible in the eastern half of the province.