Newfoundland begins to dig itself out after epic blizzard (PHOTOS)

Jan 18 2020, 10:38 am

A blizzard warning in St. John’s has ended, and residents are attempting to dig themselves out of the record-smashing snowfall.

The snowstorm dumped nearly 75 centimetres on the city, prompting the local government to issue a state of emergency that’s still in effect.

On Saturday, people began clearing the snow, with varying degrees of success.

Many residents are still without power, like Emily Eaton, who woke up to snow drifts reaching halfway up her front door.

“We’re used to lots of snow,” she told Daily Hive. “I mean, this is obviously a bit extreme.”

All flights in and out of St. John’s are cancelled until Sunday morning at the earliest, according to the airport.

A few people had fun with the fresh powder though, like this person who snowboarded down the street. Check out that jump onto a building’s awning.

 

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