ST. JOHN (NEWS 1130) — As the clean up continues following a record-breaking snowfall in Newfoundland and Labrador, the federal government is mobilizing the Armed Forces to help with the aftermath.
Over 70 centimetres fell over the provincial capital between Friday and Saturday, and St. John’s is set to see another 15 centimeters before the Monday morning commute.
All non-emergency vehicles are being urged to stay off the roads, and states of emergency remain in effect for St. John’s and several nearby communities.
Businesses have closed their doors as power crews worked to restore thousands of customers who lost electricity during the storm.
Canadian Armed Forces Operations say they hoped to arrive as early as today to help out in affected communities.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tweeted that the federal government stands ready to help Newfoundland and Labrador “if needed.”
Meanwhile, a search is resuming for a man who went missing during the storm in a community about 70 kilometres west of St. John’s.