Woodstock, Carleton County dig out after weekend snow storm

by | Mar 25, 2024

Environment Canada said Woodstock hit with 41 cm of snow, with Fort Fairfield, Maine, reporting 53 cm

Woodstock and other Upper St. John River Valley communities spent a sunny Sunday afternoon, March 24, digging out from more than 40 cm of snow that had fallen overnight.

Central and northern New Brunswick residents awakened Sunday to find their cars buried under snow.

Environment Canada meteorologist Jill Maepea said Woodstock received 41 cm of snow, and communities to its north measured even heavier snowfall. She said Anfield, near Plaster Rock, reported 47 cm, while Fort Fairfield, Maine, just across the border from New Brunswick, received 53 cm.

Maepea said areas heavily hit by snowfall, fortunately, didn’t have to contend with heavy winds. However, strong winds accompanied the rainfall in the southern side of the province and Nova Scotia.

The winter storm delivered some power blackouts across the province, with many people waking up Sunday to no power. Just before 10 a.m., Sunday, N.B. Power reported that more than 4,700 customers were without power. Crews restored power for most before 6 p.m.

Maepea said Woodstock area residents should enjoy Monday’s sunshine because it may be the last they see for the rest of the week.

She said clouds will begin rolling into the area on Tuesday, bringing showers on Tuesday and Wednesday, with more sustained rain on Thursday and Friday.

Maepea said the region could experience snowfall on Saturday, March 30, but the current forecasts don’t indicate significant amounts. She said Environment Canada will track the weather as it develops for the Easter weekend.

Maepea said the long-range forecasts expect temperatures to drop after Easter to more seasonal levels, ranging from minus-6 C at night to plus-6 C during the day.

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