Nova Scotia schools cancel classes as nor'easter blows through
Freezing rain, rain, snow in parts of the province, with a messy mix expected through the day
A nor'easter passing over Nova Scotia led to school cancellations and a messy mix of precipitation is creating slippery road conditions across the province.
- See what's open and closed in Nova Scotia with CBC Storm Centre
- Messy weather will clear tonight and turn to sun by tomorrow
The Department of Transportation said provincial crews started working before dawn and roads were snow covered in many areas during the morning commute.
By late morning, snow along southwestern parts of the province turned to freezing rain and rain. Meanwhile, police in Cape Breton say the combination of snow and wind is creating poor visibility.
RCMP are advising people to slow down and use caution on the roads.
Snowfall paired with gusty winds may cause reduced visibility in the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CBRM?src=hash">#CBRM</a>. We're asking citizens to use caution when driving.—@CBRegPolice
Temp has risen and now the ice pellets have turned to rain near Chester. Road surface still sloppy. <a href="https://t.co/G5p1wE2OPU">pic.twitter.com/G5p1wE2OPU</a>—@cbc_craig
There are snowfall warnings in effect for parts of Colchester and Cumberland counties. Environment Canada says between 15 and 20 centimetres of snow could fall before it changes to rain or ice pellets later in the afternoon.
The storm is now tracking toward Newfoundland.
Snow is now mixed with ice pellets in the Chester area. Roads covered and slick <a href="https://t.co/Rjx7LEhQMo">pic.twitter.com/Rjx7LEhQMo</a>—@cbc_craig
People flying in and out of the Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Monday were advised to check flight times with their airlines. There are a handful of delays and cancellations.
Some bus routes in Halifax operated on snow routes during the morning commute but have since returned to normal service.
With high winds expected on the Cabot Strait, Marine Atlantic cancelled all four of its crossings between North Sydney and Port aux Basques, N.L., on Monday. Weather permitting, the ferries will leave Tuesday morning.
Snow day for some students
School boards that have cancelled class include:
- Annapolis Valley Regional School Board.
- Tri-County Regional School Board.
- South Shore Regional School Board.
- Conseil scolaire acadien provincial — Clare and Argyle.
- Chignecto-Central Regional School Board.
- Strait Regional School Board closed at noon.
- Cape Breton-Victoria School Board closed at noon.
103 snow covered and traffic moving slow. On and off ramps are very slick. <a href="https://t.co/Gecmb73vQg">pic.twitter.com/Gecmb73vQg</a>—@cbc_craig
Snow starting to coat streets and sidewalks. Be cautious of slippery conditions. <a href="https://t.co/tDRMQD4EWx">pic.twitter.com/tDRMQD4EWx</a>—@cbc_craig