Another weekend, another storm for the province.
High winds, blowing and drifting snow, made it difficult for travel yesterday.
Roads and highways were closed down for parts of the afternoon because they were plagued with accidents, that included Highway 2, near Sackville and the causeway between Moncton and Riverview. Motorists were also unable to use Acadie Avenue, between Chartersville Road and Market Street, because there was zero visibility in the blowing and drifting snow. Acadie Avenue has reopened this morning but you are advised to drive with caution.
There are some bus delays and school closures this morning.
There will be a delay of Anglophone East School District bus services by 1 hour this morning due to road conditions. Schools are open at the normal time for staff and walking students.
The following buses in Anglophone East are not operating this morning due to drifting snow in the Shediac region, Bus 50 Wayne Legere, 51 Norman Belliveau, 52 Francine Vautour, 54 Morris Boudreau, 57 Marc Cormier, 58 Rheal Richard, and 59 Louis Porelle.
Schools in Francophone South in Miramichi, Rogersville, Baie Sainte-Anne, Saint-Louis, Bouctouche and Shédiac are closed today. Transportation will be delayed for 1 hour in the Moncton and Dieppe Zones.
Schools in Miramichi and Rexton in Anglophone North are closed today.
There is some good news in our weather future, according to Environment Canada Meteorologist Gelas Duguay. He says we’re looking at highs of around plus 7 later this week, and rain in the forecast. That’ll last for a couple of days, and we should see some of the snow begin to melt away.
As for this morning, you’ll just have to grin and bear. it is very cold, so bundle up before you head out.
Some roads are still snow covered this morning and there are also icy sections, and in open areas, motorists may experience some blowing and drifting snow.