Nova Scotia

Freezing rain makes for slippery road conditions throughout Nova Scotia

Freezing drizzle has replaced the heavy snow that blanketed most of Nova Scotia on Tuesday. But we're not quite finished with the white stuff.

Freezing drizzle affecting much of the province after heavy snowfall

A worker uses a blower to clear snow at the Halifax Transit Bridge Terminal in Dartmouth. (Jean Laroche/CBC)

Freezing drizzle has replaced the heavy snow that blanketed most of Nova Scotia Tuesday morning, and will persist into the evening.

But the province isn't yet finished with the white stuff.

According to Environment Canada, freezing drizzle will change back into snow sometime later this evening, before tapering off overnight.

Surfaces, such as roads, walkways, driveways and parking lots are becoming slippery, and drivers needs to be aware of the changing conditions, the national forecaster said.

Tuesday's weather led to a snow day for most kids in the province Tuesday, and many events were also cancelled.

Both the arrivals and departures boards at Halifax Stanfield International Airport were a sea of red and yellow with many cancellations and delays. 

Marine Atlantic cancelled its morning and nighttime crossings for Tuesday.

General snowfall amounts overnight and Tuesday were estimated in the 10- to 25-centimetre range for much of Nova Scotia. 

Wednesday is expected see a mixture of sun and cloud, with winds in Cape Breton gusting 40 to 60 km/h. They'll diminish to 20 km/h by Wednesday afternoon, with temperatures for the region expected to remain steady near –10 C.

In Halifax and most of the mainland, Wednesday will bring a mixture of sun and cloud, with northwest winds 20 to 40 km/h and a high of –6 C.

School cancellations allowed many Nova Scotia children to get out for some sliding fun. (Gary Mansfield/CBC)