Schools closed to even online learning after Monday storm, highways reopened

·1 min read
Northern New Brunswick got more than 15 centimetres of snow Monday. (Bryce Hoye/CBC - image credit)
Northern New Brunswick got more than 15 centimetres of snow Monday. (Bryce Hoye/CBC - image credit)

All highways have been reopened but schools are still closed in the aftermath of a Monday storm.

Northern New Brunswick was set to see up to 20 centimetres of snow between Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. The storm also brought rain, freezing rain and high winds to the southern coast of the province.

In notices Tuesday morning, Anglophone School Districts South and East closed all schools to both remote and in-person learning. In Anglophone West, schools are closed in zones 4 to 9.

Francophone South has closed its schools everywhere south of Richibucto.

Transportation was also affected. Highway 2 from Longs Creek to the Riverglade to Moncton exit was snow-covered with icy patches and poor visibility, and other routes were partly snow-covered with fair visibility and icy patches. By noon on Tuesday all highways were open to travel.

There were also about a dozen N.B. Power outages affecting about 200 customers between Saint John and Moncton. By noon Tuesday just 30 customers were without power.

CBC meteorologist Tina Simpkin said people should expect showers mixing with snow in New Brunswick, with temperatures falling later Tuesday, freezing any standing water and bringing flurries.

She said the deep freeze will be back Tuesday night.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting