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Canada: Winter storm hitting east April 17-18 /update 3

Winter Storm Xanto moves east through Canada April 17-18; some disruptions expected

17 Apr 10:19 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 4/17/2018, 12:00 AM until 4/18/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Montreal). COUNTRY/REGION Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick, Québec, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Alberta, British Columbia
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Event

Snow and freezing rain continue to hit eastern Canada as of Tuesday, April 17, as Winter Storm Xanto moves towards the Atlantic coast. Alerts issued by the national weather service remain in effect in parts of the following provinces: Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Québec, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia; alerts are also in effect in the western provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. The storm is expected to continue to affect the extreme east of the country through Wednesday, with conditions improving progressively in other areas beginning on Tuesday.

Some associated transportation disruptions are possible, with Air Canada warning of flight disruptions at airports in Baie Comeau (YBC), Gaspé (YGP), Mont Joli (YYY), Sept-Îles (YZV), and Îles-de-la-Madeleine (YGR).

Context

Xanto resulted in major transportation disruptions and left hundreds of thousands of people without power over the weekend as it moved east through Canada and the US. 

Advice

Individuals present in affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, confirm travel reservations, and remain vigilant when driving in icy conditions.

 

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