Forecasters have issued special weather statements for much of New Brunswick, predicting a potential winter storm that will hit the region by Wednesday.
Environment Canada says most of the province’s central, southern and eastern regions — including Saint John, Fredericton and Moncton — fall under the weather statement, but this could change as the storm approaches.
Currently affected areas also include the following:
- Acadian Peninsula
- Bathurst and the Chaleur Region
- Fundy National Park
- Grand Lake and Queens County
- Grand Manan and Coastal Charlotte County
- Kent County
- Kouchibouguac National Park
- Miramichi and area
- Oromocto and Sunbury County
- St. Stephen and Northern Charlotte County
- Stanley – Doaktown – Blackville
- Sussex – Kennebecasis Valley and Kings County
- Woodstock and Carleton County
“Snow is expected to spread across New Brunswick from southwest to northeast Tuesday afternoon and continue into Wednesday in eastern parts of the province,” reads the statement from Environment Canada.
“While it is too soon to provide specific details, the potential exists for strong winds accompanied by significant amounts of snow.”
Forecasters did not provide an estimate of how much snow could fall.
The weather agency says it will provide more details as they become more certain, asking the public to monitor Environment Canada alerts and forecasts.