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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.

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.