On January 17, 2020, Newfoundland and Labrador experienced
one of the worst blizzards in its history. Life came to a screeching halt.
Entire roads and cars were buried, people became trapped in their homes, and a
week-ling state of emergency was just one more surprise Mother Nature had in
store for the people of the province. The record-breaking snowstorm, which the
media labelled “Snowmageddon,” came to test the resilience of Newfoundland. But
as you will see throughout this book, Newfoundlanders are made of sterner
What makes a Newfoundlander? Newfoundlanders themselves are
sometimes hard pressed to provide an explanation. But NL Snowmageddon 202 gives
us the answer once and for all.
“ Snowmageddon 2020 will go down as one of the biggest
weather events we’ve experienced in Newfoundland in many years, certainly a
reminder of the power of Mother Nature.”