Agence France-PresseMarch 13, 2014 13:18
A snowstorm paralyzed eastern Canada on Thursday, causing highway car pileups, flight cancellations and school closures.
As much as 40 centimeters (16 inches) of snow fell from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday morning in parts of Canada's Ontario, Quebec and Maritime provinces.
The Canadian Weather Office warned of dangerous blizzard conditions, after the region saw a sudden drop in temperatures accompanied by strong winds.
In Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Halifax and Quebec City, nearly all flights were delayed or cancelled, according to airport authorities.