School cancelled following storm
SYDNEY — Schools across Cape Breton were cancelled Wednesday after a storm dropped a blanket of snow across the island.
A storm system brought precipitation to most of Cape Breton overnight, including 10 centimetres of anow in Margaree and nine cm at J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport. High winds were also expected early in the morning in northern Inverness County.
By noon, most of the snow was washed away by freezing rain and mild temperatures, leaving roads around Sydney clear.
“It went through Cape Breton earlier in the morning and then it’s kind of moving towards the west,” Environment Canada meteorologist Bob Robichaud said Wednesday afternoon. Cape Breton was expected to receive an additional two to four cm of snow before midnight, while Wednesday’s storm dropped 31 cm of snow on Halifax Stanfield International Airport and 23 cm of snow in Yarmouth.
Jonah Clarke, 8, of Sydney created a Team Canada snowman on his lawn, Wednesday. Clarke was among many kids who took full advantage of school cancellations for the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board.