Snow-weary Mount Pearl residents are digging out from snowfall after snowfall Monday.
© Peter Cowan/CBCSnow-weary Mount Pearl residents are digging out from snowfall after snowfall Monday.
Snow-weary St. John's residents are digging out from snowfall after snowfall, and as the fluffy white flakes continue to fall from the sky, some say it feels like there's snow end in sight.

"I feel it in my muscles," said Mount Pearl resident Cyril Tobin, leaning on the handle of his shovel in front of a large pile of snow. "Tired and sore."

Over the past five days, depending on the region, around 60 to 90 centimetres of snow has fallen in the St. John's metro area, according to Environment Canada.

A winter storm battered much of the island last Wednesday through to Friday morning, and on Sunday, another dump of snow fell on much of the Avalon Peninsula.

The flakes continue to fall Monday afternoon, according to Environment Canada, with snow expected to taper off in the early evening.

Lynnann Winsor, the City of St. John's deputy manager of public works, says snow-clearing crews have been working around the clock to clear the roads.

She says about five more centimetres of snow is expected to accumulate in the city Monday.
Before crews have had the chance to clear out after one winter weather event, she said, the city is already being hit with another.

"We are resourced for an average winter," Winsor told reporters Monday afternoon. "We're currently in a very active weather pattern that is very much above average, we'll say."

As of Monday afternoon, Winsor said, almost all city streets had been cleared at least once, except for some roads that are more prone to drifting snow. She says the city has also hired contractors to help clear the snow.

The city is asking anybody who has the ability to park in their driveway or anywhere off the street should do so, as it will help the city clear roads more efficiently.

When it comes to high snowbanks, Winsor said, once the city is cleaned up, crews will move onto road widening, removal and blowback operations to reduce the size of snowbanks and increase road visibility.