Reminiscent of Nova Scotia’s White Juan, Newfoundland just got pounded by mother nature and received howling winds and over 70 cm of snow. A woman in labor was even dropped off at the hospital in St. John’s on a ski-doo by her husband. An avalanche occurred in the St. John’s neighbourhood of Battery.
St. John’s International Airport reported receiving 76.2 cm of snow, but areas including the City of St. John’s reportedly received more. A state of emergency was put in place and remains active to keep residents safe. The Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador said, “It was one for the history books.”
We’ve compiled some of the best photos, videos and tweets for you.
This guy was way too honest… the joy of live TV.
— Sherri Maher (@SherriMaher) January 17, 2020
The Newfoundland colours raised in the middle of the storm.
— 🏳️🌈Cardeladida🏳️🌈 (@ctrain_nl) January 17, 2020
Time-lapse video of the storm.
— Ashley Fitzpatrick (@ashleykf) January 18, 2020
The avalanche in St. John’s. Some residents were eventuated.
Where’d you go?
I’m sure there are many people who have either done this, or it’s on the bucket list! Thanks to 📸 Ryan Pierce @pierceryan1812 Insta for reporting this to us! #nlblizzard2020 #NLStorm2020 #NLblizzard pic.twitter.com/O6sXJy13gx
— WEATHER/ METEO WORLD (@StormchaserUKEU) January 18, 2020
This was no joke!
Radio just reported that a pregnant woman in labour drove herself to the hospital on a skidoo. I hope they are ok. I’m pretty this child will grow up to be the future Premier that will lead us to prosperity. #snowmaggedon2020 #nlstorm #nlblizzard2020
— Mark Critch (@markcritch) January 17, 2020
That’s a lot of snow!
— Kim Porter (@ElijahPorterMom) January 18, 2020
No snowplow for miles.
— Lacey Caroline (@theseawoolf) January 18, 2020
At least the ski-doo club is having fun.
I think they’re going door to door to gain more followers 😉
— Lora (@SavyLora) January 18, 2020