Digging out and cleaning up from spring blizzard

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Residents of Yarmouth County had to contend with blizzard conditions, whiteouts and howling strong winds, some closing in on hurricane strength, throughout the day and into the night on Wednesday, March 26.

On the morning of Thursday, March 27, it was time for Yarmouth to dig itself out. You can view a video here.

Yarmouth was reported to have received 41 centimetres of snow during the Wednesday 'winter' wallop, during a huge storm that affected all Atlantic Canada. Things began in Yarmouth in the early evening and by midnight the winds had still not let up.

Environment Canada's weather station at the Yarmouth Airport recorded a gust of 100 km/h around midnight, this after seeing winds reach gusts of 97 km/h, 91 km/h, and 90 km/h Wednesday evening.

The wind had diminished by morning but things were still blowing quite strong with gusts still in the 70s and high 60s come 7 a.m.

Schools were closed for a second day and some businesses or services remained closed or have adjusted their opening hours to later in the day.

There were many power outages in parts of Yarmouth on Wednesday afternoon and late into the evening with many of those outages restored well before the estimated time. You can click here to view Nova Scotia Power's live outage map.


Organizations: Environment Canada, Yarmouth Airport, Nova Scotia Power

Geographic location: Yarmouth County, Atlantic Canada

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