ST. JOHN'S, N.L. -- It's cleanup day in many parts of Newfoundland and Labrador after a violent winter storm packing high winds blew through the province.

Winds gusted near 100 kilometres an hour from St. John's to Port aux Basques and St. Anthony, causing whiteout conditions on Monday.

Meanwhile, central Labrador saw a high accumulation of snow with over 25 centimetres.

The weather system forced Marine Atlantic to shut down the ferry service for the day.

And this morning's sailings from both North Sydney, N.S. and Port aux Basques, N.L. have been cancelled as well.

Blizzard and snow squall warnings have been issued for most areas of the province with many Labrador and western area schools cancelling morning classes.