St. John’s, Newfoundland and the Avalon Peninsula were hit by a major winter storm that brought 52 centimetres of snow and winds up to 121 kilometres per hour (that is hurricane force for the interested reader!). These pics show what greeted me, my husband and two kids when we opened the front door at about 8 am January 11. It actually was another foot higher by noon when we ventured outside to start shovelling and snow blowing the snow from our driveway. After three and a half hours of grueling work ( and play for the kids), we came in looking forward to a hot meal and were faced with a power outage. We were equipped with a good emergency kit though and were still able to make a great meal and had hot chocolate and tea to finish it off. As we have electric heat, our house started to get pretty cold by about 830pm and we were all in bed by 930pm to stay warm. We slept like logs! Hope you enjoy the pictures and keep warm out there!