Nova Scotia

Travel returning to normal after weekend storm

The Monday morning commute is expected to be slow no matter if you walk, drive or take the bus.

Woodside ferry terminal closed

The lineup at the Halifax airport early Monday morning (Craig Paisley/CBC)

For the first time in days, flights are taking off and landing on time at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

The airport is now reporting only a couple of delays for departures.

Roy Wheeler was scheduled to fly to a resort at 6 a.m. on Sunday.

Instead, he had to try and amuse himself for 24 hours.

"Laid around. Ate. Laid on the floor. Went to the hotel," he said.

His wife Penny Wheeler said they're relieved to finally takeoff.

"It's a very depressing impact but at least we're finally on our way. Going to get our happy face on now," she said.

Transit delays

For those on the ground, the Monday morning commute was slower than usual.

The Halifax Regional Municipality said it will take several days to fully clear snow from streets, walkways and bus stops.

Metro Transit is advising passengers that this weekend's heavy snowfall may result in some service delays on Monday.

A water line break near the Woodside ferry terminal in Dartmouth has forced the terminal to close.

In the meantime, Metro Transit will provide a shuttle service for ferry passengers between the Alderney and Woodside terminals during regular Woodside ferry service hours.

The Woodside ferry is at the Alderney terminal because of flooding. (Phonse Jesssome/CBC)


The shuttle will depart from the MetroLink bus stop on Alderney Drive in front of the library, and the Woodside shuttle will depart from the bus stop in front of the Woodside ferry terminal building.

The city said workers will inspect the damage again on Monday and reassess when the terminal will be able to reopen for passengers.

Conditions aren't ideal for people with their own set of wheels. On the highways, the province says there are still many areas that are just passable with caution.

City crews are working to widen the streets for drivers.

In Cape Breton, Marine Atlantic has plans to try to sail from North Sydney at 10:30 a.m., weather permitting.

Winds are much lower this morning than they were over the past couple of days.

Some students and teachers didn't have to worry about travelling. All classes in the Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board were cancelled.