Here are the most recent news stories posted for Trans-Canada Highway
Cold weather alert along #17 in Northwestern Ontario
ON: A prolonged period of very cold wind chills
Very cold Arctic air combined with light
winds will produce cold wind chill values.
Very cold wind chill values near minus 40 are
expected tonight into Sunday morning. Some
regions may see these cold wind chill values
again Sunday night into Monday morning.
Winter storm warning in effect for Maritimes
NB-NS-PE: Hazardous winter conditions are expected.
An intensifying low pressure system will
track across Nova Scotia today and into the
Gulf of St Lawrence tonight. Snow, at times
heavy, will persist over most of the province
today, and increasing northerly winds will
give frequent blowing snow and significantly
reduced visibilities today and tonight. Total
snowfall amounts of 15 to 35 centimetres are
possible, with the highest amounts over the
southeastern half of the province.
Consider postponing non-essential travel
until conditions improve.
Confederation Bridge to PEI imposes restrictions today due to Blizzard
PE: Restricted classes include automobiles towing trailers, motorcycles, highsided vehicles including trucks, tractor trailers, recreational vehicles, and buses. Bridge
Blizzard closes down New Brunswick
NB: Schools and public offices are closed in NB today due to the blizzard
Blizzard closes TCH Moncton to Nova Scotia border
NB/NS: The Trans-Canada Highway from Moncton, N.B., to the N.S. border is closed, says the N.B. transportation department's website.
Winter storm on the way for Newfoundland
NL: A low pressure system over the Gulf of Maine on Tuesday will extend a warm frontal trough towards Newfoundland. The warm front will push very slowly northward across the island Tuesday night and Wednesday before the low itself crosses Northern Newfoundland Wednesday. Latest indications suggest that most of the island will see between 7 and 15 centimetres of snow from this system although higher amounts are possible over the Northern Peninsula.
Blizzard warning in effect, up to 30 cm expected
NS/NB: A developing low pressure system over the U.S. Seaboard today will intensify into a large storm as it moves slowly northeastward toward the Maritimes tonight and Tuesday. Heavy snow will develop Tuesday morning and spread northeastward during the day. Very strong northeast winds gusting to 90 km/h with possible higher gusts will give blizzard conditions with near-zero visiblities on Tuesday. General snowfall amounts of 15 to 30 cm are expected. Over parts of Nova Scotia snow will mix with or change to ice pellets in the afternoon.
Snowfall warning for eastern Newfoundland from Gander to St John's
NL: A low pressure system is forecast to pass near
Cape Race around noon on Friday. Snow will spread
into the area this evening, and become heavy at
times overnight and Friday morning before
tapering to flurries Friday afternoon. Total
snowfall amounts are forecast to be 15 to 20 cm.
Wreckhouse wind warning in effect for Channel-Port aux Basques
NL: Very strong wind gusts are expected or occurring
Strong southeasterly winds gusting to 100 km/h have developed in the Wreckhouse area. These winds will increase to 130 km/h this evening before diminishing below 100 km/h by early Tuesday morning.
Snow squall watch in effect for: Gatineau & Maniwaki
QU: Brief, intense snowfall is expected to develop. Under the snow squall, visibilities will be significantly reduced due to the heavy snow combined with blowing snow.
A vigorous cold front over Northwestern Quebec is tracking southeastward. Snowsqualls will accompany the front.