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All of New Brunswick is under at least one warning from Environment Canada as of Jan. 13, 2023. Image: Environment Canada

Schools Closed As Storm Rolls Through N.B

By Brad Perry Jan 13, 2023 | 5:56 AM

Many students across New Brunswick are getting an early start to their weekend thanks to Old Man Winter.

All schools are closed Friday as New Brunswickers deal with a mixture of snow, rain and freezing rain.

Environment Canada has issued a rainfall warning for southern and central New Brunswick, including Saint John, the Kennebecasis Valley, Sussex, Charlotte County, Fredericton and the Grand Lake area.

Snow wrapped up early in the Saint John region.

Meteorologist Jill Maepea says,  “Saint John will remain above zero. The rain will taper off this evening. Freezing rain will be more confined to inland and to the East and rainfall amounts are less significant for Saturday also for the Saint John area as they will be further away from the system.”

About 60 millimetres were forecast to fall in the Southern parts of the province.

A freezing rain warning has also been issued for the Kennebecasis Valley and Sussex areas, with a prolonged period of freezing rain expected on Saturday.

Central and northern New Brunswick — including Fredericton and the Grand Lake area — are under a winter storm warning.

Northwestern regions of the province, where the precipitation will remain as snow, could see 30 to 50 centimetres by the time it comes to an end.

The rest of northern New Brunswick will see 20 to 30 centimetres, with local amounts up to 40 centimetres. Totals in central regions will range from between 15 and 25 centimetres.

That snow will change to rain by Friday evening, with a prolonged period of freezing rain possible in some areas during the transition. It could last three to six hours in northern regions, and up to 12 hours in central New Brunswick.

The bad weather forced red and yellow delivery alerts for Canada Post today.

Red delivery service alerts were issued for the following regions:

  • Bathurst
  • Campbellton
  • Edmundston
  • Fredericton
  • Miramichi
  • Moncton
  • Oromocto
  • Saint John

This means delivery has been suspended for the day.

Yellow delivery service alerts were issued for the following region:

  • St. Stephen

A yellow alert means they will do their best to make deliveries but there could be delays.

Residents are encouraged to clear walkways, stairs and driveways to ensure the safety of mail carriers, in all weather conditions.

You can find the latest highway conditions through New Brunswick 511 by clicking here.


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