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A brief look at how parts of Atlantic Canada have been hit by this year's winter

03/10/2015 02:57 EDT | Updated 05/10/2015 05:59 EDT
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Atlantic Canada has been battered this winter by a series of storms, leaving behind snowfall levels not seen in recent years. Here's a brief look at how parts of the region have been affected.

Here are snowfall amounts from Environment Canada for Oct. 1 through Feb. 28:

Saint John, N.B. — 381 cm compared to usual 174 cm.

Charlottetown — 384 cm compared to usual 218 cm.

Cow Head, N.L. — 548 cm compared to 260 cm.

Extreme wind: Gusts of 180 kilometres an hour reported in Bonne Bay, N.L., in mid-February storms.

Truckloads of snow removed in Saint John, N.B., so far this winter: 33,000 compared to five-year average of 2,711.