Abnormal snowfall hit Canada

Abnormal snowfall hit Canada, Vladimir Volenyuk

Powerful snowfalls spread throughout Canada and made life difficult for the local population. According to Environment Canada, in some places fell almost three months worth of precipitation.

The heaviest snowfalls are found in the Atlantic Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.

In Nova Scotia, in some places, the height of snow cover already exceeds 25 cm, with an average November rate of 9 cm.

In Montreal and Quebec City (Quebec) fell from 10 to 15 cm of snow, in Toronto (Ontario) - 9 cm, and in Ottawa - 11 cm, but precipitation in the metropolitan region continues.

All available snow removal equipment is on the streets of Canadian cities now, the presence of which on major highways led to severe traffic formation.

In western and central Canada, in addition to snowfall, a sharp drop in temperature was also noted. In Winnipeg this night was minus 18 degrees, the same was in Saskatoon. In Alberta, the thermometer dropped to minus 12 degrees, and in Regina, it sometimes dropped to minus 18 degrees.

The police reported a sharp increase in the number of road accidents, and the authorities of the above provinces recommended that the people should wait out the bad weather at home and not use private vehicles without special need.

In New Brunswick, more than 3.7 thousand residential houses, government agencies, and other consumers remained without power supply due to a power line break.

According to the forecast of meteorologists, this winter weather will not last long. Friday snowfall made significant adjustments to the ordinary life of Canadians. Many airports, including Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Halifax, have canceled or delayed flights. 

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