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Winter storm prompts closures, cancellations across Nova Scotia

Click to play video: 'Winter storm belts Halifax with heavy snow' Winter storm belts Halifax with heavy snow
WATCH: The day after a winter storm brought heavy snowfall to the region, Halifax Fire responded to four cardiac arrest calls, with three directly related to snow removal. Police responded to more than 150 calls for service as the roads were being cleared throughout the day. Jesse Thomas reports. – Feb 8, 2021

A powerful winter storm affecting Eastern Canada has prompted a slew of closures and cancellations across Nova Scotia.

All provincial centres for education announced classes are cancelled and schools are closed for Monday.

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In addition, the Halifax Shopping Centre has announced its closure on Monday, saying it will reopen at 9 a.m. the next day.

Provincial and municipal closures

Due to the storm, Halifax Transit suspended service as of 7 p.m. Sunday and says service will tentatively resume no earlier than 10 a.m. Monday.

Provincial and municipal government offices have delayed opening until noon, while all Halifax Public Libraries branches have delayed opening until 2 p.m. Monday.

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Recreation facilities across HRM closed 6 p.m. Sunday and will possibly reopen Monday.

“An announcement will be made by 10 a.m. regarding reopening, rentals and recreation programming. Please call your local recreation centre for further information,” reads a municipal news release.

Snow and strong winds are forecast to continue into Monday, with the heaviest snowfall ending in the morning. However, flurries could persist in Halifax into the afternoon.

Environment Canada says anywhere from 30 to 50 centimeters of snow will fall in the Halifax region, while wind gusts will reach 60 to 80 kilometers per hour, gusting near 90 kilometers per hour along parts of the Atlantic coast.

Click to play video: 'Winter storm brings heavy snow and rain to Nova Scotia' Winter storm brings heavy snow and rain to Nova Scotia
Winter storm brings heavy snow and rain to Nova Scotia – Feb 3, 2021

 

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