Several Nova Scotia school boards cancel classes due to poor weather

Several school boards have announced cancellations and the mix of rain, freezing rain and snow have prompted several organizations to cancel or delay openings

Mix of rain, freezing rain and snow have prompted several organizations to cancel or delay openings

Many Nova Scotians woke up to a layer of ice on Friday. (Craig Paisley/CBC)

A messy mix of ice pellets, freezing rain, snow and rain is leading to a flurry of morning cancellations in Nova Scotia with several school boards shutting down a day early before March Break.

Boards that have cancelled classes include:

  • Annapolis Valley Regional School Board
  • Halifax Regional School Board
  • Conseil scolaire acadien provincial - Halifax Regional Municipality 
  • South Shore Regional School Board - Lunenburg County
  • Halifax Christian Academy, Armdale and Rock Campuses

Several organizations have also announced they will be closed for the day or opening later than usual.

Environment Canada had a freezing rain warning in effect for parts of Halifax, Lunenburg, Queens, Annapolis, Hants and Kings Counties. It lifted the warning by 9 a.m.

The mix of precipitation is expected to end around noon. 

Nova Scotia Power says trees weighing down power lines caused an outage in Central Halifax. About 814 customers were affected with parts of Robie, Windsor, Cunard and North and adjacent streets without electricity for about three hours.

The poor weather is disrupting some travel as well. There are a handful of delayed flights and one flight to Moncton is cancelled at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

Freezing rain and ice pellets changing to snow are making for some challenging travel conditions this morning. (Craig Paisley/CBC)

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