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Snow Overtakes Canada Home During Massive Blizzard

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  • Diterbitkan January 22, 2020
A video uploaded to social media shows the front porch of a Newfoundland, Canada home being buried in snow over a 24-hour period, Friday, January 17. ––––––––– READ MORE: Canada's federal government will help Newfoundland on the Atlantic Coast dig out in the wake of a massive winter blizzard that buried cars and left thousands without power, a Cabinet minister said Saturday. The storm dumped as much as 76.2 cm (30 inches) of snow on St. John's, the capital of Newfoundland, and packed wind gusts as high as 130 kilometers per hour (81 mph). The snowfall was an all-time record for the day for St. John's International Airport. St. John's Mayor Danny Breen said earlier that a state of emergency declared Friday remained in effect. Businesses were closed, as was the international airport. Natural Resources Minister Seamus O'Regan said military reservists might be called in, but details of the assistance had yet to be worked out. The immediate priority will be snow removal and clearing roads to the snowbound hospital, he said. –––––––––
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