Nova Scotia

Snow closes schools in southwestern N.S.

Schools in southwestern Nova Scotia were closed on Friday as parts of the province dug out from another dump of snow.
Higher drifts are possible in the Halifax region because of the fine snow. (Craig Paisley/CBC)

Schools in southwestern Nova Scotia were closed on Friday as parts of the province dug out from another dump of snow.

The South Shore Regional School Board and the Tri-County Regional School Board closed all of its schools, while the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial closed its schools in Clare, Argyle and the Halifax area.

Other schools are open in the Halifax region, although the Halifax Regional School Board warned some buses may be delayed due to local road conditions.

CBC Meteorologist Kalin Mitchell said Yarmouth and Lunenburg counties appear to have received the most snow, coinciding with earlier weather warnings issued by Environment Canada.

For the Halifax region, Mitchell said the snow will be less than 10 cm deep, but higher drifts are possible because of the fine snow.

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