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.