Hit, miss storm roams Mar­itimes

Cape Breton Post - - ATLANTIC -

HAL­I­FAX (CP) — A mostly mild win­ter in Nova Sco­tia and Prince Ed­ward Is­land took a walk on the wild side Wed­nes­day.

Schools closed, flights were can­celled and peo­ple grabbed their shov­els to counter snow­fall amounts that reached as much as 37 cen­time­tres in Hal­i­fax and over 30 cen­time­tres on the Is­land.

In Nova Sco­tia, Yar­mouth re­ceived 23 cen­time­tres while Syd­ney and the An­napo­lis Val­ley only had five.

“It’s been fairly hit and miss,” said En­vi­ron­ment Canada me­te­o­rol­o­gist Cindy Vallis.

The storm started as a low pres­sure sys­tem that moved up the east­ern coast of North Amer­ica. It ac­tu­ally passed south of Nova Sco­tia and was ex­pected to stall and weaken off Cape Bre­ton for at least an­other day or so.

Schools, uni­ver­si­ties and colleges across the two prov­inces can­celled classes af­ter peo­ple awoke to knee-deep snow in their drive­ways.

Flights were de­layed or can­celled first thing in the morn­ing in Hal­i­fax.

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