Nova Scotia

Vehicle hits pedestrian during Halifax storm

Police in Halifax say the slippery roads and stormy weather conditions caused a vehicle to strike a female pedestrian walking along the sidewalk on Purcell's Cove Road.

39 vehicle crashes in Halifax

In Dartmouth, it's beginning to look a lot like winter. (Carolyn Ray/CBC)

Slippery roads and stormy weather conditions caused a vehicle to strike a pedestrian walking along the sidewalk on Purcell's Cove Road Thursday afternoon, say police.

Halifax police responded to the scene around 3:15 p.m.

They said the vehicle slid sideways and onto the sidewalk.

The female pedestrian was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, said Sgt. Reid McCoombs in a release.

Police are urging drivers to slow down on the province's storm-battered roads. Officers in Halifax said they've received 39 crash reports since 8:30 a.m.

Flight delays

Air travellers at Halifax Stanfield International Airport are facing flight delays and cancellations as a winter storm moves through Eastern Canada.

Dozens of flights are disrupted.

Tim Bryan, a customer sales agent with Air Canada in Halifax, said passengers should call the airport.

"At this time our biggest concern [is] obviously for our own station here in Halifax [because] the weather here is not the best, but Montreal is causing us a lot of issues right now and our connecting flights to there. However, our London flight is shown on schedule late tonight," he said.

Winds picked up in Halifax. (Carolyn Ray/CBC)


The ferry service between Digby and Saint John, N.B., is cancelled for the day, as is Marine Atlantic's service between Cape Breton and Newfoundland.

The storm moved up from the U.S. and into parts of Ontario and Quebec overnight. By Thursday afternoon, some areas of Nova Scotia were seeing the effects.

Environment Canada said Halifax and the southwest region could expect high winds of up to 100 km/h, plus some snow turning to rain.

Digby, Yarmouth, Shelburne and Queens counties could expect up to 35 millimetres of rain by Thursday evening, while the northeast section of Nova Scotia could expect 10 centimetres of snow.

The strong wind is expected to whip up snow in the Cobequid Hills, making it difficult for drivers to see.

Environment Canada said Inverness County could expect Les Suetes winds of120 km/h.

Meanwhile, parts of eastern Ontario and southern Quebec along the St. Lawrence River are still under winter storm warnings with 15 to 20 centimetres of snow expected.