Despite receiving more than 25 centimetres of snow in Prince County and winds gusting to 80 kilometres per hour on Saturday and into Sunday, local police reported a quiet weekend with no crashes or other serious incidents.
Both Summerside Police Service and Prince County RCMP reported all clears on Sunday, much to their relief.
"(There is) hardly anyone out on the road, which is fantastic," said one RCMP representative.
Those who stayed at home were probably well entertained as well, as Maritime Electric reported only a smattering of outages for the Island on Saturday. Full service to all customers had been restored as of Sunday afternoon.
Even the Confederation Bridge stayed open for most of the storm, though it finally closed to high-sided vehicles Sunday morning.
The inclement weather did cause numerous cancellations beginning Friday evening, throughout the day Saturday and into Sunday.
Saturday, businesses throughout Prince County closed their doors to customers, many opting not to open at all.
Two Summerside Western Capitals games that scheduled for Credit Union Place — one Saturday evening and the second Sunday afternoon — were both postponed and the junior B game in Kensington scheduled for Sunday evening was also postponed until later this month.
The makeup game between the Summerside Western Capitals and the Miramichi Timberwolves, which had been set for Sunday, will take place Tuesday at 7:15 p.m.
Tickets stamped for the Feb. 10 game will be honoured for this makeup date.
Even some churches kept their doors closed due to the weather, with Summerside’s Trinity United Church cancelling its regular weekly services on Sunday morning.
On the streets of Summerside, city crews were busy trying to keep the roads clear on Saturday, but it was a losing battle for most of the day, said Greg Gaudet, director of public works.
"It's all been pretty smooth. The only thing is the drifting… the guys have been working pretty steady," said Gaudet.
Plows had to make several passes around the city, focusing mostly on primary streets, and most of those were relatively clear by Sunday afternoon.
Gaudet did ask for residents to have patience for the next few days as sidewalks, some of which are covered by several feet of snow, are cleared and salted.
Provincial highways were also relatively clear as of Sunday afternoon, though many secondary roads and highways were still in poor condition because of ongoing blowing snow.
The storm was expected to clear by Monday morning, though a further two centimetres of snow is forecast for that evening.
A track of warm air from the southern U.S. is expected to blow into the Maritimes on Tuesday, bringing the daily high temperature to six degrees Celsius and showers throughout the day.