Nova Scotia

Schools close ahead of expected storm

A number of schools in Nova Scotia are closed in anticipation of a messy day of snow and rain.
Road crews salted Halifax streets overnight. (Craig Paisley/CBC)

A number of schools in Nova Scotia are closed in anticipation of a messy day of snow, ice pellets and rain.

The South Shore and Annapolis Valley school boards cancelled classes Friday. The Chignecto-Central board closed schools in Cumberland, Colchester and Pictou counties and the municipality of East Hants.

Several French schools in the Halifax and Clare regions are also closed.

Get the full list of cancellations at our Storm Centre.

The weather system is set to move east through the province. There was snow in Yarmouth by 6 a.m.

CBC meteorologist Kalin Mitchell said the Halifax area could expect up to 10 centimetres of snow and then up to 30 millimetres of rain.

Municipal crews were out overnight spreading salt on the roads.

Mitchell said Cape Breton could expect snow by the afternoon, followed by ice pellets and freezing rain. The island could see up to 15 centimetres of snow.

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