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Winter storm: by-elections postponed and schools closed in NL.

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Voters will be called to the polls next Monday to elect the next MP in Conception Bay East-Bell Island, in eastern Newfoundland.


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Election Newfoundland and Labrador announced that the by-elections in the riding of Conception Bay East-Bell Island have been pushed back to Tuesday due to the winter storm sweeping through the province on Monday.

According to forecasts, up to 25 cm of snow could fall in some areas.

Voters in the Conception Bay East-Bell Island riding will therefore be able to go to the polls on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

< p class="StyledBodyHtmlParagraph-sc-48221190-4 hnvfyV">The safety of voters and our employees is paramount and we want to offer voters a fair chance to vote, says a press release from the Office of the Chief Electoral Officer.

Changes to the location of some polling stations may take place and further details will be released on Monday, the statement said.

In Newfoundland, the storm should particularly affect eastern regions around noon and end around midnight, estimates Environment Canada.

Road conditions will likely be very poor during the rush hour ride home.

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Residents of Clarenville and the Bonavista and Burin peninsulas may receive 10 to 20 cm, and those on the Bonavista and Burin peninsula may receive 10 to 20 cm, and residents of the Clarenville and Bonavista and Burin peninsulas may receive 10 to 20 cm. Avalon can expect 20 to 25 cm.

Winds of 60 to 70 km/h are expected to sweep through this large area. Visibility will be suddenly reduced, or almost zero at times, at the height of snow and blowing snow.

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