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More snow to hit Nova Scotia during midweek storm: Environment Canada

Global News Morning Forecast: January 6
WATCH: Alyse Hand gives us the weather forecast for the Maritimes.

Another wallop of winter weather is tracking towards Nova Scotia, according to Environment Canada.

In a special weather statement issued Monday morning, the national weather forecaster says there’s potential for 15 to 30 centimetres of snow to hit certain regions of the province.

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The storm is expected to develop Wednesday morning, according to Environment Canada, and persist into the evening.

Environment Canada says maximum wind gusts are expected to reach 50 to 70 km/h.

“Rapidly accumulating snow will make travel difficult. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas,” Environment Canada stated.

“Higher than normal water levels are expected at high tide Wednesday afternoon or evening along the Cape Breton coastline and the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence.”

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Curbside collection of garbage, organics, and recyclables in areas normally scheduled for pickup on Wednesday have been cancelled due to the impending storm.

The weather statement comes on the heels of a Sunday storm that caused a variety of impacts, including a WestJet plane sliding off the runway at Halifax Stanfield International Airport.

There were no injuries, but the 172 passengers and seven crew members had to be transported from the plane to the terminal building.

There were several other flight delays and cancellations as a result of Sunday’s storm.

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Over 1,000 Nova Scotia Power customers were left in the dark as a result of the storm. As of Monday morning, 758 of those customers remain off the grid.

According to Environment Canada, snowfall totals reached up to 35 centimetres in Sydney. That resulted in all schools in the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education district being cancelled for the day.

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Cape Breton University also was forced to cancel classes for the morning, but the school is scheduled to reopen at noon.