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Newfoundlanders continued to dig out Monday from a massive blizzard that buried the province’s eastern peninsula, left thousands snowbound and brought in the army to rescue people trapped inside as food supplies ran low. Hundreds of soldiers armed with snow blowers and shovels were deployed throughout St. John’s and surrounding communities, helping residents who had been stuck inside for days, while delivering formula to young families with infants. Some people took to social media, pleading for help to remove snow blocking their exits.

Soldiers from the 4th Artillery Regiment based at CFB Gagetown clear snow at a residence in St. John’s.The Canadian Press

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A soldier from the 4th Artillery Regiment based at CFB Gagetown clears snow at a residence in St. John’s.Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press

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Residents dig out their car in St. John’s.Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press

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A vehicle is burried in snow in St. John’s.Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press

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Residents go for a stroll as workers clear streets in St. John’s.Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press

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Residents shovel their sidewalk in St. John’s.Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press

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A snowboarder takes advantage of prime conditions in St. John’s.The Canadian Press

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Snow covers the wall of a house in Paradise, Newfoundland.KIM PORTER/Reuters

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Snow covers cars in Paradise, Newfoundland.KIM PORTER/Reuters

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Customers line up outside a gas bar in St. John’s.Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press

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A mural depicting the history of the area is partially obscured by snow in St. John’s.Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press

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A woman makes her way through the snow-covered streets in St. John’s, Newfoundland.Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press

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