Environment Canada has issued warnings and special weather statements across the entire island of Newfoundland in advance of an approaching system that is expected to hit late tonight in some areas and in the early morning on Tuesday in others.
Special weather statements are in effect for the Avalon Peninsula, Bay St. George, Channel-Port aux Basques and vicinity, Corner Brook and vicinity, Gros Morne, Northern Peninsula East, Parson’s Pond-Hawke’s Bay, and Port Saunders and the Straits.
Both snowfall and rainfall warnings have been issued for the Bonavista Peninsula, Burgeo-Ramea, Clarenville and vicinity, Connaigre, and Terra Nova.
Snowfall warnings are in place for Buchans and the interior, Bay of Exploits, Bonavista North, Green Bay-White Bay, Gander and vicinity, Grand Falls-Windsor and vicinity, and Deer Lake-Humber Valley.
The Burin Peninsula is under a rainfall warning with snow, ice pellets, and freezing rain on Tuesday expected to transition to heavy rain. Environment Canada is forecasting rainfall amounts of 50 to 80 millimetres Tuesday night.
The Department of Transportation and Works issued its own advisory this afternoon.
It said snow removal and ice control equipment will be out this evening and into Tuesday morning. Equipment availability is currently at 93.3 per cent throughout the province, the advisory noted.
Visit https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=nl for more information on the warnings and special weather statements.