Schools cancelled from Yarmouth to Halifax

Jonathan Riley, Digby Courier jriley@digbycourier.ca
Published on February 8, 2016

blizzard warning

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DIGBY – School is cancelled in most of western Nova Scotia this morning.

All classes at schools in the

 - Tri-County Regional School Board,

 - CSAP schools in Clare and Argyle and Greenwood,

 - Annapolis Valley Regional School Board,

 - South Shore Regional School Board,

 - and Chignecto Central schools in East Hants only

are all cancelled.

Oh and Halifax schools too.

NSCC campuses in Yarmouth, Shelburne and Digby are closed.

OTHER CANCELLATIONS

Kings Transit will be off the road by 2 p.m. All buses will leave for their final runs by 1 p.m.

Last runs from

Kentville to Wolfville 12 p.m.

Kentville to Greenwood 11:45 a.m.

Wolfville to Kentville 1 p.m.

Greenwood to Kentville 1 p.m.

Greenwood to Bridgetown 1 p.m.

Bridgetown to Cornwallis 1 p.m.

Cornwallis to Weymouth 1 p.m.

Bay Ferries has cancelled the 8 a.m. ferry out of Saint John and the 4 p.m. ferry out of Digby.

Environment Canada has issued a blizzard warning for Nova Scotia.

Snow at times heavy is expected to start in Digby about noon with 10 cm of accumulation forecast for today and another 10 cm tonight.

Winds out of the northeast at 20 km/h gusting to 40 are expected to 40 gusting to 60 this afternoon.

The combination of wind and heavy snow will result in widespread blowing snow and reduced visibilities. Snowfall amounts near 30 centimetres are currently expected over much of Nova Scotia. The snow will taper to flurries through the day on Tuesday.

Environment Canada is warning that travel is expected to be hazardous due to reduced visibility. If visibility is reduced while driving, slow down, watch for tail lights ahead and be prepared to stop.

Blizzard warnings are issued when widespread reduced visibilities of 400 metres or less are expected for at least 4 hours.

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