Weather: Freezing rain a major concern as winter storm descends on Atlantic Canada

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Weather: Freezing rain a major concern as winter storm descends on Atlantic Canada
Weather: Freezing rain a major concern as winter storm descends on Atlantic Canada

Most schools and many businesses across the Maritimes were closed today as a sloppy winter storm descended on the region.

Weather warnings were in effect for all four Atlantic provinces, including winter storm and snowfall warnings for much of New Brunswick.

But most of the weather worries were focused on the Bay of Fundy shoreline, central and eastern P.E.I., and all of Nova Scotia, where a prolonged bout of freezing rain was in the forecast.

In Nova Scotia, snow and ice pellets were expected to make a mess across the province in the morning before changing to freezing rain from west to east throughout the day.

The greatest impact from the freezing rain was expected over inland areas and in northern portions of the province.

Meanwhile, virtually all of Newfoundland was bracing for bad weather in the afternoon, with snowfall, rainfall, freezing rain and wind warnings issued for every region of the island, except the Great Northern Peninsula.

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