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Parts of Newfoundland buried by record-breaking spring snow storm Add to ...

Newfoundland and Labrador is digging out of a spring storm that walloped parts of the province over the weekend with record-breaking snowfall amounts.

Environment Canada says 54 centimetres of snow fell in Gander on Saturday and Sunday over a 20 hour period.

Meteorologist Wanda Rideout says the total climbs to 66 centimetres if you include the snow that had already melted before the brunt of the storm hit.

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Rideout says those numbers shatter the previous record of 29 centimetres for Gander’s greatest May snowfall, recorded in 1945.

She says it was a localized system and surrounding areas got off lightly in comparison.

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