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Halifax-area commute may not return to normal until Monday

Halifax residents are being warned it could be five days before the morning and evening commutes return to normal.

City crews are working 24/7 and extra equipment has been brought in

Some parts of Halifax have been hit with 80 centimetres of snow in a matter of days. (Craig Paisley/CBC)

Halifax-area residents are being warned it could be five days before the morning and evening commutes return to normal.

City spokesperson Jennifer Stairs told CBC News Wednesday that snow-clearing efforts are focused on making the Monday commute accessible for drivers and pedestrians.

“We’re going to do our utmost to have an accessible commute for people going to work there on Monday morning,” she told CBC News.

Stairs says city crews are working 24/7 and the city also brought in additional equipment to help with clearing efforts.

More than 50 centimetres of snow fell on parts of Halifax Wednesday, burying streets that were already narrowed and icy after weeks of unrelenting winter. Coupled with the weekend's snowfall, some areas have been hit by about 80 centimetres of snow in just a matter of days.

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