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Trans-Canada Highway News, Weather, construction and road conditions Updates

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Cold weather alert along #17 in Northwestern Ontario

ON: A prolonged period of very cold wind chills is expected. 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.
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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.
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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
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Blizzard closes down New Brunswick

NB: Schools and public offices are closed in NB today due to the blizzard
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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