GN offices in Coral Harbour closed due to blizzard
Wind gusting up to 80 kilometres an hour, blizzard expected to end in afternoon
The Government of Nunavut closed its offices in Coral Harbour on Tuesday due to blizzard-like conditions, the GN human resources department announced.
According to Environment Canada, wind gusts range from 50 km per hour to 80 km per hour with a windchill near -48 C.
Frostbite will occur in minutes in those conditions, the agency warned.
In its alert, Environment Canada reported blizzard warnings are issued when widespread reduced visibility of 400 metres or less is expected for at least six hours.
The blizzard is expected to subside in the afternoon, with the rest of the week expected to be mostly sunny. The GN advised people to monitor its social media pages or listen to local radio for updates.
And here we close at 90 km/h and -50 near 0 visibility 🙁
If people in Iqaluit get too many blizzard days then GN employees in communities might have to actually work.
The Territory’s engine can’t catch a break because Nunavut would fall apart.
Please, Iqaluit can barely look after itself. Also, Iqaluit does not care about anyone else but Iqaluit.
Why would we?
Tell me it’s a slow news day without telling me it’s a slow news day.
I love slow news days.
No news is good news.