Environment Canada has now issued a Winter Storm Warning for the region.
They say, hazardous winter conditions are expected.
Some areas of eastern New Brunswick have already seen 15 to 25 cm of snow and an additional 5 to 10 cm is possible before snow tapers off this evening.
Strong northwesterly winds will develop causing periods of reduced visibility in blowing snow.
If you have travel plans, it is suggested you postpone until tomorrow because visibility may be suddenly reduced in heavy snow.
Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.
Students in Anglophone East and Francophone South, Anglophone North, and Anglophone South are closed today.
At least one college cancelled classes for the morning.
Meteorologist Jeffrey Hillard says there won’t be much more today, but the winds will pose a problem, “The snow is expected to begin tapering off, so we aren’t expecting too much more in the way of accumulations, but winds are going to pick up. We are going to see some strong northwesterly winds develop later this morning. The issue for today will likely be reduced visibility on blowing snow.”
Hilliard says wind gusts could be up to 80 kilometres an hour along the coast by this afternoon.