Drivers are encountering snow-covered sections of Highway 104 in northwestern Nova Scotia.

The province's road conditions hotline warns drivers to expect winter conditions along the Cobequid Pass. RCMP issued a warning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday for drivers to be cautious in the Mount Thom area between Truro and New Glasgow.

The CBC's Phonse Jessome said the snowy sections are past the toll booth towards Oxford.

"It's like the dead of winter," he said Thursday morning.

He said the surface of the highway is quite clear, but visibility is limited in many areas.

Earlier, Jessome drove on some secondary roads in the area that were covered in snow.

"I couldn't even see the centre line," he said.

Meteorologists warned that some parts of Nova Scotia could see snow as temperatures plunged Thursday.