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After the freezing rain, up to 20 cm of snow coming to the Maritimes

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15 to 20 cm of snow is forecast in places in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, and rain and snow in Nova Scotia. (Archive photo)

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Residents in parts of the Maritimes who receive freezing rain and rain Friday morning can expect snowfall during the afternoon and evening, according to Environment Canada.

During the day on Friday, more than a thousand subscribers of the company NB Power were deprived of electricity in New Brunswick, and up to x27;to 3000 customers of the supplier Nova Scotia Power in Nova Scotia.

In New Brunswick, a rainy mix particularly falls on the southern half of the province Friday morning. This mixture should change to snow during the morning, according to Environment Canada.

The southeastern regions of the province, from the park National Park from Fundy to Kent County could receive 15 to 20 cm of snow during the afternoon and evening, the weather service estimates.

In Prince Edward Island, 15 to 20 cm of snowfall is forecast for Prince and Queen Counties. Snow is expected to start falling late Friday morning, after an episode of rain or freezing rain, and gradually stop overnight.

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In Nova Scotia, the mix of rain and freezing rain falling over northern regions is expected to change to rain Friday morning over the eastern regions and snow during the afternoon on those of the west.

Environment Canada reminds that these conditions can make roads, sidewalks and parking lots slippery and disrupt transportation.

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