Widespread weather warnings and alerts remain in effect in Atlantic Canada as a slow moving system brings a prolonged period of snow, rain and strong winds to the region. Dangerous travel conditions shut down several schools in the Maritimes as the system moves slowly northeastward and more significant snow falls through Tuesday. Meanwhile, Newfoundland sees warmer temperatures and rain push in, but not for long.
An Atlantic storm system went through Avalon Peninsula last night dropping 30 CM of snow. Driving conditions and visibility difficult at times due to the strong winds.
Please be patient, as there may be delays
Due to the current snow/rain mixture coming down in Ottawa area, please expect delays.
Please be advised that for user safety, the Confederation Bridge has restricted certain classes of vehicles from crossing until the current high wind situation changes. Restricted classes include automobiles towing trailers, motorcycles, high sided vehicles including trucks, tractor trailers, recreational vehicles, and buses.
Snowfall with total amounts of 20 to 30 cm is expected in New Brunswick today. At least 15 centimeter’s of snow will fall before tapering to flurries late this afternoon or early this evening. Strong northerly winds with gusts up to 80 km/h will give occasional reduced visibilities in blowing snow.
Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays, so we thank you for your patience.
Please be advised that the scheduled arrival into St. John’s NL, of Oceanex Avalon is delayed from Friday November 3, 2018 to Saturday December 1, 2018.
Schedule Change Advisory – 16/11/2018
Marine Atlantic advises customers that due to adverse weather in the Cabot Strait the following changes have been made to our schedule:
•North Sydney to Port aux Basques Friday, November 16, 2018 at 2345 is now scheduled to depart Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 1145, weather permitting
•Port aux Basques to North Sydney Friday, November 16, 2018 at 2345 is now scheduled to depart Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 1145, weather permitting
Ontario – snow will continue for most of the day in the Ottawa region, bringing a total of 10-15 cm snow. This snowfall is expected to impact driving conditions, causing poor driving conditions.
Quebec – snowfall predicted to last into this afternoon, with an expected 10cm.
East Coast – across the east coast, up to 15-25 cm of snow is expected. Snowfall will begin this morning and will mix with ice pellets this afternoon. Driving conditions will be affected. The Confederation Bridge is also sending a travel advisory due to wind gusts. There is currently traffic restrictions.
Due to the weather conditions, please expect delays. We appreciate your patience.
Please be advised that the Confederation bridge to Prince Edward Island is closed to all traffic due to the strong winds.
Our schedule has been posted, please check it out here