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Newfoundland Reeling After Blizzard Buries Capital

During the worst of the storm, snow plows were pulled off roads due to near zero visibility conditions.  During the worst of the storm, snow plows were pulled off roads due to near zero visibility conditions.  | 

Updated: January 18, 2020 10:26 AM

ST. JOHN's, Newfoundland (AP) - Canada's weather agency has ended a blizzard warning for the St. John's, Newfoundland area but a rare state of emergency and storm surge warning remain in effect following a monster storm that buried the province's capital city.  

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The intense snowfall that brought St. John's and many other communities to a standstill slowed overnight and according to Environment Canada was expected to end later Saturday morning.

At the peak of the storm, which some described as being like a blizzard in a hurricane, even snowplows were pulled off roads due to near zero visibility conditions. 

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