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Deep freeze continues in much of country as east coast prepares for storm

Last Updated Jan 2, 2018 at 7:31 am MDT

Canada’s east coast appears to be in the crosshairs of another round of stormy weather.

Environment Canada says a “significant winter storm” is expected to barrel into New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island on Thursday, with snow and blowing snow likely to be accompanied by strong and possibly damaging winds.

Atlantic Canada was blasted by back-to-back storms around the Christmas break, which caused widespread blackouts in Nova Scotia.

Meanwhile, several areas of Newfoundland were under a snowfall warning, with 10-30 centimetres expected by midday Tuesday.

An extreme cold warning covered several areas of New Brunswick, where it was expected to feel like minus 35 into Tuesday morning — part of what the agency called a “multi-day episode of very cold wind chills.”

Much of southern, eastern and northeastern Ontario were also under extreme cold warnings, with wind chills in the minus 35-40 range expected into Tuesday morning.

The agency also said cold air and brisk winds would keep the wind chill between minus 35-44 in western and central Quebec through Tuesday morning.

Extreme cold warnings were also in effect overnight for northern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan where it was expected to feel about minus 40.