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Blustery weather forces closures in western Newfoundland

An unidentified woman holding her hood to block some of the wind and drifting snow seems to be getting a salute from a soldier for braving the cold as she makes her way on Carolina Avnue under an overpass in Stephenville. The soldier depiction is one of the installations in the town that’s part of the Stephenville Heritage Trail.
An unidentified woman holding her hood to block some of the wind and drifting snow seems to be getting a salute from a soldier for braving the cold as she makes her way on Carolina Avnue under an overpass in Stephenville. The soldier depiction is one of the installations in the town that’s part of the Stephenville Heritage Trail. - Frank Gale

While the weather conditions were blustery at times in the Stephenville area on Wednesday, traffic still moved along and schools in the town were open.

But not all schools in the Bay St. George area were open, as Appalachia High and Our Lady of Mercy Elementary schools in St. George’s, along with St. Michael’s Elementary in Stephenville Crossing closed at noon for the day.

Due to air quality, Corner Brook Regional High was closed for the day, while the weather affected schools in Port aux Basques, with St. James Elementary and St. James Regional High closed for the day.

An advisory from the Department of Transportation and Works, issued at 10:10 a.m. on Wednesday asked motorists to stay off Route 463 from Cape St. George to Mainland as the road was completely blocked with whiteout conditions.

Then at 1 p.m. there was another advisory of blizzard-like conditions on the Trans-Canada Highway from Doyles to Port aux Basques and from Port aux Basques to Rose Blanche on Route 470, advising motorists to stay off those roads.

 

 

It wasn’t the greatest of driving conditions in Stephenville on Wednesday as traffic made its way around, including this vehicle seen traveling on the Hansen Highway with reduced visibility at the time.
It wasn’t the greatest of driving conditions in Stephenville on Wednesday as traffic made its way around, including this vehicle seen traveling on the Hansen Highway with reduced visibility at the time.
 

It wasn’t the greatest of driving conditions in Stephenville on Wednesday as traffic made its way around, including this vehicle seen traveling on the Hansen Highway with reduced visibility at the time.

 

 

 

Three people are seen cleaning snow from a driveway at the home of John and Meline Noseworthy at the intersection of Queen Street and Hillview Avenue in Stephenville on Wednesday morning as snow continued to fall.
Three people are seen cleaning snow from a driveway at the home of John and Meline Noseworthy at the intersection of Queen Street and Hillview Avenue in Stephenville on Wednesday morning as snow continued to fall.

 

 

 

A Department of Transportation and Works flyer is seen plowing snow on the Hansen Highway in Stephenville on Wednesday morning as blustery conditions during snow squalls continued in the area.
A Department of Transportation and Works flyer is seen plowing snow on the Hansen Highway in Stephenville on Wednesday morning as blustery conditions during snow squalls continued in the area.

 

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