Heavy snow, strong winds heading for eastern Newfoundland

December 6th, 2018

Avalon, Clarenville, Bonavista set to get first significant snowstorm of the season


People in eastern Newfoundland are bracing for their first snowstorm of the season. (Ted Dillon/CBC)

People in eastern Newfoundland are bracing for the first major snowstorm of the season, with high winds and heavy snow set to move in Thursday afternoon.

The Avalon Peninsula is under a winter storm warning, and both Bonavista and Clarenville are under a winter storm watch. 

With more than 20 cm of snow in the forecast, Environment Canada is asking drivers on the Avalon to consider postponing all non-essential travel.

The snowfall is expected to start off light in the afternoon, and become heavier into the evening, which could make for dicey driving.

Posted on December 6th, 2018