The storm has now passed and the level of snow is unreal,
A blizzard warning covering much of eastern Newfoundland was lifted Saturday, as hundreds of thousands of people began to reckon with a record-smashing storm that continues to keep daily life on pause.
Officials pleaded with residents to stay inside and off roads, which were so dangerous that even government plows could not cope with monumental drifting.
The blizzard brought 76.2 centimetres of snow to St. John’s International Airport, although other areas — including in the city itself — reported more. The blizzard warning was lifted Saturday morning.