Hit, miss storm roams Maritimes
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.