Massive blizzard causes power outages, accidents in Canada

A winter storm dumped more than 50 centimeters (19 inches) of snow in parts of Eastern Canada and left tens of thousands without power. At least one death was attributed to the storm. A day after Ontario and Quebec endured a blizzard blast of high-speed winds and heavy snow, more than 80,000 homes and businesses were temporarily left without light or heat Sunday. At least one person is reported to have died in New Brunswick. An 8-year-old boy suffocated after he climbed into a hole in a snowbank in Campbellton and became trapped, police said. Environment Canada said almost all of Quebec got at least 25 to 35 centimeters (9 to 13 inches) of snow, while winds as high as 133 kilometers (82 miles) an hour roared through some areas and created snowdrifts that quickly dwarfed many cars on highways, trapping motorists inside.