Wintery blast hits Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada

Traffic slowed to a crawl on the westbound Queensway during a late winter storm in Ottawa. March...

Traffic slowed to a crawl on the westbound Queensway during a late winter storm in Ottawa. March 12, 2014. (Errol McGihon/QMI Agency)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:15 AM ET

The winter storm that blasted southern Ontario and Quebec, closing schools and highways, has now focused on the Atlantic provinces.

Wind chill warnings remained in effect Thursday in southern Ontario and some areas of Quebec, with wind chill values near -30 C, Environment Canada said.

But while road crews were out in the cold to get highways back into shape for Ontario and Quebec commuters, Environment Canada warned New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island residents of a winter storm bringing up to 35 cm of snow.

Nova Scotians were dealing with rainfall and flash freezing warnings. Newfoundland and Labrador residents were preparing for a mixed bag, with forecasters warning of rain, freezing rain, snow, wind, blowing snow and a wind chill making it feel like -45 C in Labrador City by Friday morning.


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