FREDERICTON (GNB) – Residents of southern half of the province are advised by the New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization to prepare for blizzard conditions TONIGHT.

Environment Canada is predicting blizzard conditions tonight and tomorrow over the southern half of New Brunswick. Snowfall amounts between 25 cm and 55 cm is expected with winds gusting up to 100 km/h. The highest snowfall amounts and strongest winds are forecast to be along the Fundy coast. The winds and snow will gradually diminish Monday night.

Such storms always bring the risk of power outages. Residents are reminded to prepare by having everything they need for at least 72 hours following a storm. This includes preparing an emergency kit for home and car, knowing what to do and how to stay safe during power outages.

An emergency kit should include food, water, batteries, a battery-powered radio, first-aid supplies and any special items such as prescriptions, infant formula, and equipment for people with disabilities.

The public is also advised to monitor future forecasts and warnings.

Travel should be restricted during and after a winter storm. Residents should always monitor road conditions before travelling.