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Nova Scotians along Northumberland Strait to face snow squall

The Craig Blake, a passenger ferry, crosses Halifax harbour in a snow squall from Dartmouth, N.S. on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
The Craig Blake, a passenger ferry, crosses Halifax harbour in a snow squall from Dartmouth, N.S. on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan

Nova Scotians along the Northumberland Strait should be prepared for a period of “sustained snow squalls” into Saturday.

Environment Canada issued a snow squall warning on Friday for Antigonish County, Inverness County, Pictou County and Victoria County.

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Colchester County and Cumberland County are currently under a snow squall watch.

The federal agency is projecting that heavy snow will significantly reduce visibility.

Global News Morning Forecast: November 29
Global News Morning Forecast: November 29

The snow — which could be between 20 cm and 40 cm — is expected to accumulate quickly. The highest amounts are expected over the Cape Breton Highlands.

Environment Canada is asking residents to prepare for quickly changing and deteriorating travel conditions.

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