Blizzard shuts down bridges

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The Confederation Bridge is completely and fully closed as of 8 p.m.

Confederation Bridge

"For user safety, the Confederation Bridge is closed to all traffic until the current weather situation changes. The closure was implemented at 20:00 hrs (8 p.m.), March 26, 2014," said the statment from the company. "You will be advised when the situation changes."

Hillsborough Bridge had been closed to all traffic due a three-car accident and extreme whiteout conditions, RCMP said Wednesday afternoon.

What started as a two car accident turned into a three car collision when a vehicle rear ended the cars involved in the original accident. There no injuries in either accident, but the motorists involved were shaken up.

By 8 p.m. RCMP issued the following updated statement:

"All stranded vehicles have been removed from the Hillsborough Bridge," oit said. " The RCMP is still advising the public to stay off of the bridge as visibility is still zero and the possibility of more vehicles becoming stranded again is very high. 

"Once again, please stay off of the roads unless the situation is life threatening," said RCMP.

Organizations: RCMP

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