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Spring snow storm brings delays and closures to Nova Scotia

Drivers were met with a snowy and slushy morning commute in Halifax Tuesday. Jesse Thomas/Global News

A spring snow storm in Nova Scotia has forced closures and cancellations across the province.

Environment Canada had been predicting as much as 15 cm in certain areas.

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Snow began falling first in southwestern parts of the province on Monday, before moving east. By Tuesday morning, Halifax saw an average of 11 to 12 cm of the white stuff.

Schools in parts of the province — including the south shore and Annapolis Valley — were closed Tuesday.

Halifax Regional Centre for Education schools had a two-hour delayed opening. Students who are taken to school by bus were picked up two hours later than usual.

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A number of Halifax Transit buses had to be on a snow plan overnight, but most were back on their regular routes by Tuesday morning.

A spokesperson for Halifax Regional Municipality says it was ready for this late blast of winter weather, and that crews continue to be on standby in April.

“We take a proactive approach to snow clearing, by applying anti-icing materials to roads and sidewalks in advance of a storm like this,” said Erin DiCarlo.

“It’s not uncommon for us to get snow in April, so crews continue to be on standby to address any elements that the storm may deliver.”

— With a file from Jesse Thomas

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