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Maritimes dig out from latest winter blast

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  •   03-19-2015  10:13 am
Maritimes dig out from latest winter blast

Atlantic Canada is digging out from another blast of winter weather, shutting down services and cancelling flights just ahead of the first day of spring.

The maritime provinces were hit with a second storm today, just two days after receiving close to 60 centimetres in some areas, such as Sydney, Nova Scotia. Up to 30 centimetres of snow are expected in the latest blast, according to a CBC report.

Numerous flights arriving at and departing from airports around the region were cancelled or delayed, such as at Halifax Stanfield International Airport where 19 cm of snow had been recorded Wednesday morning, the CBC said.

Air CanadaPorter Airlines and WestJet have been providing flight updates on their social media accounts, and in some cases waiving the change fees for rescheduled bookings.

Two new services from Sunwing in Newfoundland - flights from Gander and Deer Lake to Orlando/Kissimmee - are scheduled to commence tomorrow (March 19). With regards to the weather affecting the flights, Sunwing Travel Group told that they are monitoring the weather situation closely. 

Janine Chapman, vice president of marketing, said "as of today the inaugural flights are anticipated to depart on schedule tomorrow. Any subsequent updates on flight status would be posted at"