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Roads reopen, power restored after winter storm slams New Brunswick

About 40 centimetres of snow fell in southern New Brunswick Saturday. (Radio-Canada - image credit)
About 40 centimetres of snow fell in southern New Brunswick Saturday. (Radio-Canada – image credit)

Snow continued to fall in the northern parts of New Brunswick Sunday morning after a powerful winter storm hit the region.

Environment Canada had issued storm warnings for Mount Carleton, Miramichi, Campbellton and Restigouche County, Bathurst and Chaleur region and Acadian Peninsula Sunday.

Those areas got an extra five centimetres of snow with wind gusting up to 70 km/h.

This came after most areas of the province were hit with hazardous winds and nearing 40 centimetres of snow that left about 3,500 New Brunswickers without power and caused many businesses and transit services to close.

The Department of Transportation closed several highways Saturday due to the storm. Communications director Mark Taylor said travel was not recommended on any major roadways in southern New Brunswick as of Sunday morning.

Ryan Snodden CBC NewsRyan Snodden CBC News
Ryan Snodden CBC News

All major roadways had reopened by Sunday at noon.

"There was a significant amount of snowfall yesterday," he said.

"Crews worked until the late hours to try to deal with the snow, but road conditions became very very bad with whiteouts in a lot of cases for visibility."

He said crews got back to cleaning the roads early Sunday morning to get them open as soon as possible.

N.B. Power had only a few minor outages by 6 p.m. Sunday.

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