© Barbara Dean-Simmons
The snowfall on Wednesday evening was sufficient to produce the first snowman for Shoal Harbour. Ben Peddle scuplted this one on the front lawn of his family's home on Harbour Drive.
The Clarenville region got its first taste of winter this week. Wednesday night, the area saw about 5 cm of snow mixed with rain, making for slippery road conditions on Wednesday night. The snow abated Thursday morning, but on Thursday afternoon the weather system was dumping snow over Eastern and Central Newfoundland. Driving conditions were hazardous on the TCH and local roads were snow covered and slippery.
This morning, the sun is shining on a landscape that's covered in snow, with temperatures below the freezing mark. According to Environment Canada, the area should see clear skies through the weekend, and rising temperatures early next week.