Nova Scotia shovels out after winter storm
Mobile Outreach Street Health opens Halifax warming centre for those without shelter
All public schools are closed in Nova Scotia on Tuesday as the province digs out of an ongoing winter storm.
The blizzard is moving east over Cape Breton after dumping up to 40 centimetres of snow elsewhere.
- See what's open and closed in Nova Scotia with CBC Storm Centre
- Which Halifax streets will be plowed first and other snow plan details
- FORECAST: Snowstorm to die out by this afternoon
CBRM guys keeping main roads open. <a href="https://t.co/j1nsoAShGl">pic.twitter.com/j1nsoAShGl</a>—@joanweeks
Nova Scotia's Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal said at 9:45 a.m. that blowing snow was causing whiteouts and slippery roads in Cumberland County, as well as in the Tatamagouche area.
Morning! Latest info on storm, clearing & impact to municipal services is at <a href="https://t.co/Fw9cJpIqBS">https://t.co/Fw9cJpIqBS</a>. Stay off rds if you can <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/hfxsnow?src=hash">#hfxsnow</a>—@hfxgov
The Tancook and Englishtown ferries are both out of service.
All public schools in the province are closed and many post-secondary institutions will be opening later than usual on Tuesday.
In Halifax, the Mobile Outreach Street Health group will have a warming centre for anyone without shelter starting at 8 a.m. at 2103 Gottingen St.
Air Canada says many of its flights at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport are delayed or cancelled and affected passengers can change plans for free. Many other flights are delayed arriving and departing.
Despite the high winds, Nova Scotia Power kept the electricity on across the province overnight. About 100 customers lost power in the Glace Bay area just after 9 a.m. Power was back on by the afternoon.
Spokeswoman Beverley Ware said crews continue with regular work to "storm harden" the electrical system.
CBC meteorologist Peter Coade says the centre of the nor'easter is southeast of Cape Breton as it heads to Newfoundland. A second, weaker, weather system will bring flurries to Nova Scotia on Tuesday evening.
Shubenacadie Sam forecast an early spring on Groundhog Day and bashfully stood by that prediction, despite the heavy storm.
Is this a good time to remind everyone that I'm small & cute? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NoShadow?src=hash">#NoShadow</a> *Sam <a href="https://t.co/U7XswZ9JIu">pic.twitter.com/U7XswZ9JIu</a>—@ShubenacadieSam
Storm Centre is up and running, with a full list of today's closures and cancellations. <a href="https://t.co/spxR5wr3Yy">https://t.co/spxR5wr3Yy</a> <a href="https://t.co/86CKQIeWh7">pic.twitter.com/86CKQIeWh7</a>—@Brett_CBC
Halifax residents got creative when it came to finding ways around the city early Tuesday.
Spotted this guy DT. Pts for creativity but we'd prefer you stay off the rds so we can clear safely <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/hfxsnow?src=hash">#hfxsnow</a> <a href="https://t.co/jTdtqAoMME">pic.twitter.com/jTdtqAoMME</a>—@hfxgov
Please don’t do this. It's dangerous & illegal. Could be ticketed under MVA ($295) & Off-Highway Vehicles Act ($410) <a href="https://t.co/DVuAD9VHdx">https://t.co/DVuAD9VHdx</a>—@HfxRegPolice
Others took more legal options.
Early risers took pride in being the first to reclaim their driveway.
Ann Noddin says she gets a kick out of beating "the boys" on her street. She says that darned groundhog is wrong! <a href="https://t.co/Ll3IF8gjHv">pic.twitter.com/Ll3IF8gjHv</a>—@cbc_craig
The snow was chest-high for some Haligonians.
Road conditions are terrible in my backyard. Good thing the wiener dog has 4 wheel drive. <a href="https://twitter.com/CBCNS">@CBCNS</a> <a href="https://t.co/dptvItn7RI">pic.twitter.com/dptvItn7RI</a>—@SteveBerryCBC