School can­celled fol­low­ing storm

Cape Breton Post - - NEWS/WEATHER - BY ERIN POTTIE CAPE BRE­TON POST epot­tie@ cb­post. com

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.

Steve Wad­den - Cape Bre­ton Post

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.

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