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More snow coming to Labrador


Environment Canada issued two weather advisories for Labrador tonight.

The first is for the Nain, Hopedale, Postville and Makkovik areas, where an extended period of snowfall is expected.

Light snow is expected to begin near midnight tonight and is forecast to become heavier on Wednesday, with snowfall accumulations of 10 to 15 cm expected. The snow is then forecast to continue through Thursday before tapering to scattered flurries on Thursday night with additional snowfall amounts near 10 cm expected.

The second advisory is for the Trans-Labrador highway from Cartwright Junction to Happy Valley- Goose Bay and the Cartwright and Rigolet areas.  For the former snow will begin this evening and become heavy at times overnight. On Wednesday, snow is expected to be mixed at times with ice pellets, which will lead to highly variable accumulations. In general, 15 to 25 cm of snow is expected by Wednesday evening before the snow and ice pellets taper to flurries.

For the Cartwright and Rigolet area, light snow is slated to begin near midnight tonight and become heavy at times Wednesday morning. The snowfall is supposed ease and become intermittent Wednesday evening, with total snowfall accumulations near 15 cm expected by Wednesday evening with an additional 5 cm expected Wednesday night.

Environment Canada is asking the public to be prepared to adjust driving with changing road conditions and advises visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

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