St. John’s is currently in a state of emergency after Newfoundland was hit with a record-breaking snowfall that piled more than 70 centimetres of snow onto some parts of the province and winds that pushed snow into drifts several feet high.
Many communities are dealing with power outages, and search and rescue is looking for a man who was reported missing on his way to a friend’s house.
But Newfoundlanders on Twitter are still doing their best to find the humour in a bad situation.
Crafty Newfoundlanders ❄️— Katherine Dines (@KatherineDines) January 18, 2020
Feels like the rest of Canada 🇨🇦 should just be quiet about snow and winter after all Newfoundland is going through! 💨#StateofEmergency #NLStorm2020 #NLblizzard #Snowpocalypse2020 #Snowmageddon pic.twitter.com/rrAGaZ90CC
There was this person’s encounter that turned into the beginning of a very Canadian rom-com.
I knew we were getting a winter storm but I went out anyways last night. Went home with what was supposed to be a one night stand. I woke up to find out my city declared a state of emergency so that means my one night stand is my snow buddy for the next 24 hrs KILL ME PLEASE pic.twitter.com/naIvPJYSNK— Thicccc Baddie, R.N. (@NurseyShift) January 17, 2020
And many frazzled pet owners who weren’t quite sure how to get their dogs to do their business.
Daughter trying to put the beagle out to pee... pic.twitter.com/wimqcVwKI3— Dr. Jack Lawson (@drjwlawson) January 18, 2020
My newest innovation: puppy plowing! I throw a ball where I want a path and eight skinny legs pack it down. Beats shovelling. #nlwx #NLStorm2020 #Snowmageddon2020 #blizzard2020 #nlstorm pic.twitter.com/zv5qe3rqgy— Dr Max Liboiron (@MaxLiboiron) January 18, 2020
Aaaaand a lot of people who were just buried in and probably weren’t going to leave their homes for quite some time. At least they hopefully still have power and Netflix.
Not laughing anymore. The snow is piled up so hard against my door the doorbell actually just rang. Okay, I'm laughing a little at that. #BuriedIn #CantGetOut #nlblizzard2020 #PanicTime #TimeToStartDrinking pic.twitter.com/TAPJCTuY2Z— Jason Sheppard (@Jason_Sheppard_) January 17, 2020
Let’s all do a prayer circle for the pregnant woman who allegedly had to take a Ski-Doo to the hospital to give birth.
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
And if we’re still holding hands for the prayer circle, we should probably keep it going for this lady who accidentally left her car window open in the middle of the blizzard.
guys, MOM— Kenny SC Sharpe (@kscSharpe) January 18, 2020
left her WINDOW DOWN --
in the BLIZZARD pic.twitter.com/9PJYh1g72p
But at least you can pretend you’re Jon Snow and this is “Game Of Thrones.”
I am now Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch and pledge to defend the realms of men from what lies beyond The Wall. #GameofThrones #nlblizzard2020 #nlwx #Snowpocalypse2020 #snowmaggedon2020 #Snowmageddon #snowpocalypse #nlwhiteout #NLStorm2020 #NLblizzard #nlstorm #SnowStorm2020 pic.twitter.com/9sZhjGfbwh— Mark King (@MarkDKing) January 18, 2020
And a lot of people are probably bored. We might be getting some blizzard babies.
Here’s to Newfoundlanders for managing to take this in stride, as best they can.
Only #Newfoundlanders could share stories, photos and videos of a brutal generational #snowstorm and do it in a way that make some of us feel like we were missing out because we could not be there to share in their fun. I ❤️ Newfoundland.— Robert Forbes (@RForbes7) January 18, 2020
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