Snowblowers sales surge as Maritimers dig themselves out of back-to-back storms

It's been a week since Atlantic Canada was smacked by a major snowstorm and many residents are still in clean-up mode.

Last Monday's storm dumped vast amounts of the white stuff across the region, and it was followed by a second system later in the week.

Nova Scotia's online plow tracker Saturday showed more than 35 snow-clearing vehicles still plying the province's roads.

In Halifax, municipal officials say about 200 workers have been at it around the clock clearing city streets.

Charlottetown officials say they've almost finished clearing the mounds of snow that clogged P.E.I.'s capital.

Snowblowers, as might be expected, are hot items these days.

Stores in Fredericton and Saint John, New Brunswick have seen a spike in sales, while one Halifax retailer had to order an extra shipment of the machines to keep up with demand.