Many schools in southern and eastern New Brunswick closed Tuesday

February 18th, 2015 by admin

As communities recover from Sunday's blizzard, many schools across southern and eastern New Brunswick are closed again Tuesday. CBC News reports that the snowfall totals from Sunday's storm were 40 and 60 centimetres in some parts of southern New Brunswick.

The Moncton area received 53 centimetres, while Fredericton received 33 and Saint John had 31 centimetres of snow Sunday.

In light of the poor visibility, Environment Canada issued a blowing snow advisory for eastern New Brunswick. 

"Visibility may be significantly and suddenly reduced to near zero," the statement read. The agency has since ended all of its weather warnings. 

However, many schools remain closed again Tuesday due to slippery road conditions and ongoing clean up.

CBC reports that the following schools are closed Tuesday, February 17, and notes which ones were open:

  • Anglophone East School District has closed all schools.
  • Anglophone North School District has closed schools in Rexton/Harcourt, Miramichi and Janeville​.
  • Anglophone South School District has closed schools in Hampton and Sussex. Buses elsewhere are one hour late, CBC says. 
  • Sussex Christian School closed today.
  • Francophone South School District has closed its eastern schools. Schools in Fredericton, Oromocto and Saint John are open. The district's buses in Saint John buses are running one hour late.
  • Francophone North-East School District has closed schools in the Acadian Peninsula.

NB Power also reported that there were 700 power outages in the province as of 11 a.m. Tuesday. The most severe outage is in Sackville, where 684 customers lost power.

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