Snowfall spells cleanup for the Maritimes

Snowplow crews are out across the Maritimes this morning cleaning up after an overnight snowfall.

Will feel like -23 C on Thursday

Slushy roads in the Quinpool area. (CBC)

Snowplow crews are out across the Maritimes this morning, cleaning up after an overnight snowfall.

The blowing snow made streets and sidewalks in Halifax slick, but police say there weren't any major overnight accidents.

A small army of snowplows and private contractors were out early Thursday morning to clear pathways.

City staff were also out overnight towing cars who ignored the overnight parking ban.

A handful of school boards have cancelled classes. They include:

  • Tri-County Regional School Board
  • Chignecto-Central Regional School Board
  • Strait Regional School Board
  • Forest Heights family of schools closed
  • CSAP in Clare and Argle
  • Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board
  • Ecole Acadienne de Truro

For the Annapolis Valley Regional School Board, schools in West Hants and Kings County are open, but schools in Annapolis County are closed.

Several early flights in the region are cancelled this morning.

A tow truck moves in to remove a car blocking the clearing efforts. (Craig Paisley/CBC)

There are no reported outages.

CBC meteorologist Peter Coade said Thursday will be sunny, but cold for much of the Maritimes. Nova Scotia could see a few flurries and at times the temperature will feel like -23 C.

The snow started to fall on Wednesday around noon and into the night. Forecasters predicted 15 to 25 centimetres of snow. Coade said 12 centimetres fell at Halifax's airport and 25 centimetres at the weather station in Yarmouth.