March 5, 2016 12:35 pm
Updated: March 5, 2016 6:39 pm

Intense winter storm hits Nova Scotia

WATCH ABOVE: Nova Scotia woke up to a winter storm Saturday morning. Snow blanketed the province and some parts are expecting up to 30 cm. But residents in Halifax are taking the weather in stride and some are dreaming of warmer days ahead. Rebecca Lau has more.


HALIFAX – Nova Scotia is getting pounded with an intense winter storm Saturday, grounding flights and making for hazardous driving conditions across the province.

The worst of the storm had already swept by southwestern and central Nova Scotia by Saturday morning, but northeastern parts of the province are still under a winter storm warning.

Environment Canada says up to 30 centimetres of snow is expected in parts of the province by Saturday evening, with northeast winds gusting up to 80 kilometres an hour.

A slew of flights at Halifax Stanfield International Airport are cancelled or delayed, and police are advising people in Cape Breton to stay off the roads.

The national weather forecaster says the storm will head to Newfoundland Saturday afternoon, with up to 10 centimetres of snow expected before changing to heavy rain.

© 2016 The Canadian Press

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