Upwards to 15 centimetres of snow had fallen by 8 a.m. forcing all schools to cancel classes for at least the morning and some for the entire day. The College of the North Atlantic campus in Burin and Key-in College campuses were also closed.
Some businesses in the region also kept their doors shut for the morning with others shutting down for the day.
Updates on closures were expected mid-morning.
Highway plows were out early but towns, such as Marystown, were delayed in sending out their plows. In fact, the Marystown Town Council Office was delayed opening until mid-morning.
Environment Canada had issued a ‘winter storm warning’ for the peninsula, calling for 15 centimetres of snow with winds gusting up to 50 kilometres. The effects of the storm were not expected to leave the area until Friday afternoon.