The city of St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, declared a state of emergency on January 17 as the province was battered by a blizzard that brought high winds and driving snow.
Environment Canada said “intense winds and record-breaking snowfall” bore down on Newfoundland on Friday. A total of 76.2 centimeters (30 inches) of snow was recorded at St John’s
International Airport on Friday, shattering the previous record of 68.4 centimeters (about 27 inches) that was set in April of 1999, according to the weather service.
Timelapse video filmed by Ashley Fitzpatrick shows snowfall burying vehicles in front of her home in St John’s between approximately 3 pm local time on Friday, January 17, to around 6 am on Saturday, January 18.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police were among the many Canadians using the hashtag #Snowmageddon2020 in reference to the event. Credit: Ashley Fitzpatrick via Storyful