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Tuesday December 10, 2013 6:34 
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Good morning:
It's about -3 Celsius in St. John's this morning and the temperature today is expected to rise to one degree above freezing.

If you think yesterday was particularly cold for this time of year in St. John's-metro, you're right. The normal low, according to Environment Canada is about -4 Celsius, but the temperature dipped Monday to almost -8.

If the forecast is accurate today, streets could be a bit messy later this morning. Snow is expected this morning and then a mix of snow and rain this afternoon. Total snowfall accumulation is expected to be about 5 cm.

There's also some snow and rain in the forecast for tonight with the temperature rising to about 3 Celsius and then falling again, so there could be icy patches around.

Drivers should exercise caution today and tonight with the changing weather conditions.

Here's a look at the Environment Canada weather graphic for St. John's and vicinity and more detailed text version of the forecast.
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Today, 10 December
Cloudy. Snow beginning early this morning. Snow mixed with rain late this afternoon. Snowfall amount 5 cm. Wind becoming southeast 30 km/h gusting to 50 this afternoon. High plus 1.

Tonight, 10 December
Snow mixed with rain ending this evening then cloudy. 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers overnight. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature rising to plus 3 this evening then falling.

Wednesday, 11 December
A mix of sun and cloud. 40 percent chance of flurries in the morning and afternoon. Wind west 30 km/h gusting to 50 increasing to 50 gusting to 80 in the afternoon. Temperature falling to minus 4 in the afternoon.

Thursday, 12 December
A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 10. High minus 6.

Friday, 13 December
A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 9. High minus 7.

Saturday, 14 December
A mix of sun and cloud. Windy. Low minus 8. High minus 5.

Sunday, 15 December
Periods of snow. Low minus 6. High zero.

Monday, 16 December
Periods of rain or snow. Windy. Low zero. High plus 1.
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The live webcam view at St. John's International Airport this morning.
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At St. John's International Airport, there are a few delayed flights today.
In the arrivals to St. John's, a WestJet flight from Toronto and Halifax is slightly delayed from an original arrival time of 1:06 to 1:22 p.m.

In departures from St. John's, a United Airlines flight to Newark is delayed from 9:02 to 11:12 a.m. and a WestJet flight to Halifax and Toronto is delayed from 1:45 to 1:57 p.m.

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On the Bell Island-Portugal Cove ferry service this morning, both the MV Flanders and MV Norcon Galatea are operating on their regular schedules.
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In the NL English School District, there are quite a few schools in areas such as Grand Bank, Fortune, Marystown, Trepassey and Lamaline that are closed this morning, with announcements to come later this morning, because of weather and road conditions.

I think the best way to include them all here is to screen capture them from the board's website, so here they are.
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If you click on the screen captures above, they will enlarge.
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Meteorologist Brian Walsh says the snow should move into St. John's-metro pretty soon.
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Light snow will begin in Metro just after 7 AM, becoming moderate snow between 8 and 9 AM: weather.gc.ca/radar/index_e.… #nlwx #nltraffic
Tuesday December 10, 2013 7:20 Brian Walsh
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Snow has begun in S. Nfld & is moving ENE across The Avalon toward #YYT this morning. #nlwx #nltraffic pic.twitter.com/lPnqoYmb23
Tuesday December 10, 2013 7:20 Kelly Butt
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@hitsfm: Seems like Metro is the only place not getting snow yet. The TCH is getting slippery. #nltraffic” of course 😭😓
Tuesday December 10, 2013 7:21 michaela
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View from the just opened Scott's Road overpass. I guess the bypass will be opening any day now #nltrafffic pic.twitter.com/dGBQ4PnrfK
Tuesday December 10, 2013 7:23 Rossmeister
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The snow isn't here in St. John's quite yet but its coming don't worry. #nlwx #YYT bit.ly/1glv0V7
Tuesday December 10, 2013 7:23 Shane Morgan
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A home in Long Pond, Conception Bay South was extensively damaged by a fire that broke out around 3:30 a.m.this morning.

Fortunately, everyone in the home at the time got out safely and there were no injuries.

Here's a link in the Tweet below to The Telegram story.
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Home in C.B.S. extensively damaged by early morning fire ow.ly/rCo7Z
Tuesday December 10, 2013 7:28 The Telegram
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Snow covered roads and reduced visibility on the Southern Avalon; Trepassey webcam: roads.gov.nl.ca/cameras/trepas… #nlwx #nltraffic
Tuesday December 10, 2013 7:34 Brian Walsh
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@975krock it's starting to snow everyone drive slow #nltraffic
Tuesday December 10, 2013 7:34 Robert Collins
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The snow is starting now in the St. John's area. Hopefully motorists will exercise caution, so there's not a rash of traffic collisions this morning.
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Here are some of the Newfoundland Department of Transportation and Works highway webcam images this morning.
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The Department of Transportation and Works webcam image at Holyrood.
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The Department of Transportation and Works webcam image in Trepassey.
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The Department of Transportation and Works webcam image at Foxtrap.
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All the live highway webcams can be found at http://www.roads.gov.nl.ca/cameras/
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Now, here are some links to stories in today's Telegram and on our website.
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Dunderdale expected to announce loan details today for Muskrat Falls. More at ow.ly/rCoFu #TCMediaAM pic.twitter.com/HazfJefhAr
Tuesday December 10, 2013 7:45 Deana StokesSullivan
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City of St. John's passes $272-M budget. Dan MacEachern's story is at ow.ly/rCmIE #TCMediaAM pic.twitter.com/UfuTvrr63r
Tuesday December 10, 2013 7:46 Deana StokesSullivan
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Oil rig monitored after losing tow: Transport Canada. Ashley Fitzpatrick's story can be read online at ow.ly/rCps3
Tuesday December 10, 2013 7:47 The Telegram
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Variety is the spice in Parker Gallery’s ‘Recent Works.’ Joan Sullivan's review is at ow.ly/rCp6H
Tuesday December 10, 2013 7:47 The Telegram
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Psychiatry services at HMP a life, safety issue, says citizens’ rep. Josh Pennell's story is online at ow.ly/rCod4
Tuesday December 10, 2013 7:48 The Telegram
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Huskies, Falcons tie in Metro high school hockey league action ow.ly/rCoOm
Tuesday December 10, 2013 7:48 The Telegram
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IceCaps welcome familiar foes, Syracuse Crunch, to town. The story can be read at ow.ly/rCplT
Tuesday December 10, 2013 7:48 The Telegram
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I received a release this morning from business reporter Ashley Fitzpatrick about oil production resuming at the Terra Nova field after some downtime for maintenance work.

Here are more details from the Suncor release.

Suncor Energy completes planned maintenance at Terra Nova

Suncor Energy has resumed production at the Terra Nova oil field, located about 350 kms southeast of St. John’s, following completion of planned maintenance on the Terra Nova floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) facility.

The 11-week planned maintenance program began with the shutdown of production on Sept. 25 and ended when production resumed on Dec. 6.

The work included normal maintenance activities, as well as replacement of mooring chains, all in support of continuing safe, reliable operation of the Terra Nova FPSO.
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In other offshore news, James McLeod has a story in today's Telegram about Transport Canada owed money in connection with the derelict Russian cruise ship Lyubov Orlova that went adrift, heading towards offshore oil installations, after an attempt to tow it from St. John's to the Dominican.

Here's a link to that story.
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Transport Canada still owed Orlova costs from owners. ow.ly/rCxV0
Tuesday December 10, 2013 7:57 The Telegram
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Here are some more traffic Tweets as the snow continues to fall on the Avalon.
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Truck of road on Vetrans highway between Bay Roberts and Shearstown.. Careful!!#nltraffic #krockmorningshow
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:00 diane dale
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#nltraffic @cecilhaire accident at the intersection of Major's Path & Torbay Road, emergency crews just arrived.
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:00 Ron Collins
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It is snowy out there this morning folks so take your time on the roads #nltraffic
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:00 Ian Froude
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The detour around const. on bay bulls rd EB is slow moving this morning. Lots of traffic. #nltraffic
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:01 Spencer Crewe
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Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:01 Jane Hynes
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Snow has started in Paradise but I don't think we need to call in the military yet #nltraffic
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:01 sheldon antle
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My blogging colleague in Prince Edward Island, Colin MacLean, has left his office to cover a Rotary meeting this morning.
But I just had a look at The Journal Pioneer and I see there are bad drivers in Summerside, P.E.I. too.

There's a story in today's paper about a driver being sought for two hit-and-run collisions, one involving another vehicle and the second, a light pole.

Here's a screen capture of the photo and article.
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On the front page of today's edition of The News in New Glasgow, N.S., a medium claims to have made contact with Harry Houdini and says he has the tape to prove it.

Interesting. I watch "Long Island Medium" on TV sometimes and while Theresa Caputo claims she can communicate with the dead and records her sessions with clients on cassette tapes, you never hear the voices of the spirits on the show.
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Here's a link to the Houdini story too if you want to go right to The News website.
http://ow.ly/rCBh2
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The Telegram's Gary Grant is on the streets of St. John's and says some roads are slippery.
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Traffic is light around Rawilns Cross at this hour. Snow has started and some roads are slippery. #telynl pic.twitter.com/KDCayss6k4
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:19 Gary Grant
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The Telegram Christmas Cookbook is now available in electronic format and can be downloaded free.

Here's a link to it.
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:27 
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Click to download our free Christmas Cookbook eBook; available for all your mobile devices! goo.gl/hdOFRK
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:28 The Telegram
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John Brannen is live on his blog at The News in New Glasgow.
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@NGNewsJohn Good morning. I see we lost @JournalPMacLean to Rotary this a.m. Any big news in Nova Scotia? #TCMediaAM
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:29 Deana StokesSullivan
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@NGNewsJohn Your Houdini story seems interesting. #TCMediaAM
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:29 Deana StokesSullivan
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.@TelegramDeana Good Morning Deana! Yes- it's very interesting. Hear the alleged voice of Houdini himself: ngnews.ca/News/Local/201… #TCMediaAM
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:29 John Brannen
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The link John Brannen Tweeted contains a clip of the actual audio recording.

The medium claims that Houdini said: “Hey you know this is crossed over and all this Indian has to tell you here today.”

He says Indian is the term that would have been used to identify First Nations people back in the 1920s and the term, crossed over, confirms that Houdini was talking form the afterlife.
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@NGNewsJohn Ilistened to it. Are people skeptical about it being Houdini? #TCMediaAM
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:40 Deana StokesSullivan
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@TelegramDeana So far the comments are a bit skeptical, but Hadfield is a bit of a local legend when it comes to 'the other side'
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:40 John Brannen
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@NGNewsJohn No stories in Telegram about mediums but one about a ghost ship.Transport Canada still owed Orlova costs. ow.ly/rCxV0
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:40 Deana StokesSullivan
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@NGNewsJohn. Great chatting with you. Have a great day. #TCMediaAM
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:41 Deana StokesSullivan
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Here are some more traffic Tweets as the snow is now coming down pretty thick in St. John's.
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All cameras in the province showing snow cover this morning! List courtesy of @rcbstormpost. stormpost.com/cams_nl.pl #nlwx #nltraffic #yyt
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:44 Kelly Butt
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On/off ramps are getting slippery. Watch your speed! #nltraffic
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:44 Earl Noble
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Snow going on Torbay Rd. #nltraffic
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:44 Jeff Green
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ORR EB is basically a parking lot right now. #nltraffic
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:44 Hickey
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Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:45 Donnie O'Keefe
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Here are some Newfoundland photos posted this morning on Instagram.
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Patrick SchneiderPatrick Schneider : 
Watching the #waves crashing on the #coast of #Newfoundland
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Lisa RyanLisa Ryan : 
City view from Signal Hill! <3 #newfoundland #signalhill #scenery #beauty #city #lights
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:46 
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Laura WhelanLaura Whelan : 
Only 10 more days until I am on home land! #newfoundland #homesweethome
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:47 
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Michael CoyneMichael Coyne : 
#mobilemasters #shootermag #moodjunky #mobileartistry #unitedbyedit #amselcom #fineartstorage #fineartstorage_ampt #icatching #artphoto #the_mobile_arts #ig_artistry #art_feeling #jj #editoftheday #editjunky #edit2gether #instagram_masters #hdr #hdr_pics #hdr_arts #art #ig_artgallery #igcurator #cornerbrook #newfoundland
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:47 
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Carl HansenCarl Hansen : 
Ungreenhouse :-) #vsco #vscofilm #newfoundland #farm
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Marc LafrenièreMarc Lafrenière : 
Graffiti. #vsco #vscocam #iphone5 #graffiti #stjohns #newfoundland
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:47 
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Ashlynn LinehanAshlynn Linehan : 
Its the little things you miss the must😔 #homesick #Newfoundland #missit #sopretty #peaceful #sunset #ocean
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:48 
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Candice PenneyCandice Penney : 
Baccaleiu Trail #newfoundland
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:48 
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Gilly MayGilly May : 
You know winter must be coming when rocks start resembling.. frozen jellyfish? #arcticjellyfish #liar #Newfoundland #foresttherapy #icey #curiosity #imagination
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:48 
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LeslieLeslie : 
#JellyBeanHouses #Newfoundland
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:49 
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Aaron RogersAaron Rogers : 
#newfoundland
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:49 
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Maple Butter Tarts. The recipe from Canadian Living is at bit.ly/19yLKR0 pic.twitter.com/7R0DFTdqcZ
Tuesday December 10, 2013 8:53 Deana StokesSullivan
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This Christmas video from Newfoundland was posted on YouTube Saturday. The music and animation is pretty creative.
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And, here's one about NORAD tracking Santa.
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Well, that's it for the live Telegram blog this morning.

The snow is still falling in St. John's. Hopefully motorists will be careful today and adjust their speed, according to the weather conditions.

I'll be back with more live news Wednesday morning, 7-9 a.m.

Until then, take care,

Deana SS

email dss@thetelegram.com
On Twitter @TelegramDeana
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