Cleanup Underway in Newfoundland and Labrador Following Powerful Blizzard

Snow plow crews worked into the hours of darkness on January 18 to clear snow from residential streets in Paradise, Newfoundland, after a massive blizzard struck the area.

The blizzard left behind several feet of snow and caused white-out conditions. Snow remained heavy on the ground on January 19 in areas that snow crews hadn’t reached.

Environment Canada reported a new all-time record for daily snowfall at St John’s International Airport on January 17, measuring 76.2 centimeters (30 inches) of snow.

According to reports, strong winds caused drifting and widespread power outages in the area. Crews were working to restore power to 21,000 customers on Saturday.

“To everyone in NL affected by the storm, please listen to your local authorities. We want you to stay safe, and keep the roads clear for emergency vehicles & snow clearing. @BillBlair is in contact with the province & is monitoring the situation. We’re ready to help if needed,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted. Credit: Andrea Newbury via Storyful