**Updated** Schools closed, thousands without power following nor'easter

A mid-week nor'easter has led to the day off for some New Brunswick students and left thousands without power.

All schools in the Anglophone West School District, as well as Francophone South schools in Fredericton and Oromocto, are closed Wednesday due to weather conditions.

Both the UNB Fredericton and St. Thomas University campuses are also closed until noon.

Tuesday night's storm brought with it a mixed bag of weather – heavy snow, blowing snow, ice pellets, freezing rain, and even rain.

Preliminary snowfall totals from Environment Canada, as of 5 a.m. Wednesday, range from between 15 centimetres in Saint John to 28 centimetres in Bathurst.

Edmundston is reporting about 18 centimetres, while Doaktown picked up 16 centimetres.

Wind gusts peaked at 102 kilometres per hour in both Saint John and Grand Manan, Miramichi saw a wind gust of 78 kilometres per hour, and winds in the Fredericton area gusted as high as 74 kilometres per hour.

As for power outages, more than 3,300 NB Power customers are off the grid as of 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, with most of those customers in the greater Fredericton and Miramichi areas.

Several flights have been cancelled at the Fredericton International Airport, which is urging travellers to check their flight status before leaving home.

Conditions are expected to improve on Wednesday morning through most of New Brunswick, although flurries will linger throughout the day in the north.