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As snow falls in Halifax multi-vehicle crash snarls traffic

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The first major snowfall of the season has resulted in messy roads and snarled traffic in downtown Halifax Tuesday.

Halifax police announced in a tweet at approximately 3:30 p.m., that they were responding to a multi-vehicle collision on the MacDonald Bridge.

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There have been no reported injuries but Halifax Harbour Bridges says the crash has closed down both lanes on the bridge. That closure quickly snarled traffic in the downtown core.

Both the MacDonald Bridge and the MacKay Bridge have reopened to traffic as of 6 p.m.

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Lengthy lines of slow-moving traffic stretched down to the start of Gottingen Street Tuesday afternoon.

The traffic has not been helped by slick road conditions as a result of the first snowfall of the season. Nearly 5 cm of snow is expected to fall on the municipality Tuesday.

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