Winter storm warning ends for Chaleur region

People across the Maritimes are grabbing their shovels following a fast-moving winter storm that brought wind gusts of up to 100km/hr and snowfall amounts reaching 30 centimetres.

In the Chaleur region, an accumulation of 28cm was recorded by Environment Canada, as of 5am, while schools in the Anglophone North and Francophone North-East districts have cancelled classes for the day.

Around 3,300 NB Power customers are without electricity, mainly in the southern part of the province.

Though the winter storm warning has ended, Environment Canada says we can expect snow to switch over to rain ending near noon, accompanied by high winds along the coast.