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In parts of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, heavy snow causes slick roads and school closures

In parts of Nova Scotia and NB, snowfall leads to slick roads and school closures.

Key takeaways:

  • Wintry weather forced school closures and made for a difficult commute in parts of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick on Wednesday morning.
  • Several Halifax Transit buses were operating on snow routes on Wednesday morning, and motorists were advised to drive accordingly.
  • Wind warnings in Inverness County, Cape Breton, are still in effect, with gusts of up to 90 km/h expected through the afternoon.

In regions of Nova Scotia as well as New Brunswick on Wednesday morning, wintry weather forced school closures and made for a difficult commute.

During the morning rush hour, heavy snow fell steadily in the Halifax area, resulting in slick roads and poor visibility. The weather slowed traffic, and several fender-benders were reported.

Several Halifax Transit buses were operating on snow routes on Wednesday morning, and motorists were advised to drive accordingly.

Although many schools in Nova Scotia have closed, the Halifax Regional Centre for Education has remained open.

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The Anglophone East School District in New Brunswick has closed its doors. In the French South School District, a number of schools have been closed.

Environment Canada had released special weather statements for most of Nova Scotia on Wednesday morning, predicting that up to ten cms of snow could fall across the province in a short period of time. Those declarations have now come to an end.

In parts of Nova Scotia and NB, snowfall leads to slick roads and school closures.
In parts of Nova Scotia and NB, snowfall leads to slick roads and school closures. image from CTV News

Similar special weather reports were in effect in southern New Brunswick, extending from St. Stephen, N.B., to Moncton, N.B., where heavy snow fell Wednesday morning. Those statements have come to a close.

Les Suetes Wind warnings are still in effect in Inverness County, Cape Breton, with wind gusts of up to 90 km/h expected through the afternoon.

On Prince Edward Island, there are no weather advisories or warnings in effect.

Source: CTV News

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