Ambulance strike a ‘paramount concern’ for mayor as Newfoundland digs out of storm – GLOBAL

January 22, 2023

People in parts of Eastern Newfoundland got a good workout Sunday morning shoveling out from knee-deep snow.

A winter storm set in Friday night and dumped up to 50 centimetres of wet, heavy snow onto parts of the island’s Avalon Peninsula.

Though it was the first big storm to hit the area in two years, Conception Bay South Mayor Darrin Bent said people in his community had the gear to get through it.

“You can hear snow blowers in stereo pretty much everywhere you go,” Bent said in an interview from the town, which is about 30 kilometres west of St. John’s.

Besides, he said, in true Newfoundland fashion, there are two days of rain forecast to begin on Monday afternoon.

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