St. John’s International Airport recorded 76.2 cm (30 inches) of snow Friday, according to Environment Canada, breaking the previous daily snowfall record set on April 5, 1999, of 68.4 cm (26.93 inches).
Footage from the area this weekend showed residents digging themselves out of deep of snow covering streets and cars.
“It was so chaotic she forgot to put it back up” on Friday as she was pulling into her driveway, Parsons’ son, Kenny Sharpe told CNN.
But his mother took it in stride, Sharpe said, as is apparent by her laughter in the video.
“A good laugh this weekend during a trying time in this weather,” Sharpe said.
“Whatever assistance we have available and we can mobilize on the ground will happen,” Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan, who’s also Member of Parliament for St. John’s.
“Our expected tasks will be to assist with snow removal, provide residents with transportation to warming or emergency centres, and ensure the elderly and those with health concerns are cared for,” the CAF said in a statement on Facebook.
“We stand with Canadians in their time of need,” it said. “Your community is also our community.”
More snow is on the way, CNN meteorologist Allison Chinchar said.
It was snowing in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick on Sunday morning, but that system was expected to move east into Newfoundland and Labrador Sunday evening and into the overnight hours.
CNN’s Derek Van Dam contributed to this report.