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Maritime storm changes to freezing rain, grounding flights

Part of the storm hitting the Maritime provinces of Canada has turned from snow to icy rain, coating roads with black ice and grounding planes. As of 4:30 pm on Sunday, New Brunswick had 22 centimeters (8.7 inches) of snow, P.E.I. got 15 to 22 centimeters, and Nova Scotia had between 17 and 19 centimeters.

At the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, the Charlottetown Airport, and the Fredericton International Airport, dozens of flights have been canceled due to high winds. Travelers are advised to call to check the status of their flights before they head to the airport.

Even the interprovincial bus service, Maritime Bus, has been impacted; most of its runs have been delayed.

The above article is a summary. Please see the source article at Google News.

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