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    Photos from eastern Newfoundland's monster blizzard

    Extreme winter storm: Photos from eastern Newfoundland's monster blizzard
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    Jan 18, 2020

    High winds leave snow piled so high it could take several days to dig out


    Blowing snow, with more than 70 centimetres falling in some areas of Newfoundland, blocked pathways around this fast-food restaurant in St. John's. (Ryan Crocker/Facebook)

    An extreme blizzard left streets deserted across much of eastern Newfoundland, trapping some people in their homes and prompting officials to declare a state of emergency in St. John's.

    Here are some scenes, below, of conditions in the provincial capital, where Mayor Danny Breen said businesses were to remain closed on Saturday and all vehicles are prohibited from using city streets, except emergency vehicles.

    Snow was piled high over and around vehicles in the city's Battery neighbourhood.


    (Ryan Crocker/Facebook)

    Even those who managed to leave their homes had no way of travelling far.


    (Ariana Kelland/CBC)

    At the peak of the storm on Friday, even snowplows were halted due to near-zero visibility.


    (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press)

    This dog had to navigate around growing snowdrifts.


    (Max Liboiron via Reuters)

    Snow surrounded the entrance to this basement apartment in the Airport Heights neighbourhood.


    (Ryan Cooke/CBC)

    Here's a doorway that was previously blocked due to snow and high winds that hit 157 km/h at the storm's peak.


    (Heather Craniford/Facebook)

    Some ventured out on Saturday to carve pathways around homes in the city.


    (Sharlene Chaulk/Facebook)

    The door of this shed blew open in the Kibride neighbourhood of St. John's.


    (Photo by Frankie Aylward)

    Blizzards are common in Newfoundland, but this storm was set apart by very strong winds and for breaking a single-day snowfall record, which was set in 1999.


    (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press)

    Despite a state of emergency in St. John's that ordered business to close, people were seen lining up outside Walsh's Store on St. Clare Avenue on Saturday evening.


    People in St. John's were seen lining up outside Walsh's Store on St. Clare Avenue on Saturday evening in apparent defiance of the state of emergency. (Submitted by John Delaney)

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    Re: Photos from eastern Newfoundland's monster blizzard

    Jason Sheppard on Twitter

    Not laughing anymore. The snow is piled up so hard against my door the doorbell actually just rang. Okay, I'm laughing a little at that.
    snow-pack-rang-doorbell.jpg

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    Re: Photos from eastern Newfoundland's monster blizzard

    I would hate to have their heating bills.

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    Re: Photos from eastern Newfoundland's monster blizzard

    Screenshot_2020-01-19 st john's newfoundland weather - Google Search.png

    But Ottawa will be even colder at some points, hitting -21 C (11 F) on Monday night:

    Screenshot_2020-01-19 ottawa weather - Google Search.png

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    Re: Photos from eastern Newfoundland's monster blizzard

    Manitoba man moves to Newfoundland at 'one of the worst' times — just weeks before blizzard buried St. John's

    Herd said he could get used to the struggle with snow on the East Coast, compared to painfully cold winters on the Prairies.

    "To be honest, and not to sell out my Manitobans, but I think I'm still actually preferring this right now," he said. "It's not like the air is going to freeze your hands solid in five minutes."

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