Schools close in Nova Scotia as more winter weather hits the region

Click to play video: 'Parts of Nova Scotia blanketed in snow' Parts of Nova Scotia blanketed in snow
Heavy snowfall blanketed Sluice Point, N.S. as schools shut across the province, according to local news reports on March 3. A government weather statement said nearly 10 cm of snow was expected for the area. This video showing snowfall early on March 3 was recorded by Lucas Bourque, who said visibility was reduced to "near zero." – Mar 3, 2022

Many schools across Nova Scotia were closed Thursday and others were dismissed early as more snow falls across the region for the second day in a row.

Environment Canada issued special weather statements for much of the province, calling for near 10 centimetres of snow throughout the day.

“Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate, especially during the afternoon commute,” it said.

The Nova Scotia Community College said on Thursday that the Strait Area Campus and the Wagmatcook Learning Centre were closed due to inclement weather, and the Ivany, Aviation, IT and Akerley campuses in the metro area were closed at 12 p.m.

All schools were closed in the Halifax Regional Centre for Education, Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education, South Shore Regional Centre for Education and Tri-County Regional Centre for Education.

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All schools in the Strait Regional Centre for Education were dismissed at noon.

In the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education, classes at the Middle River Consolidated School, Baddeck Academy, Rankin School of the Narrows, as well as the bus run from Memorial to Baddeck, ended two hours early.

Classes at all schools in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, as well as Boularderie Elementary, were dismissed an hour early.

All Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education schools in Colchester and Pictou Counties, along with the municipality of East Hants, were closed today. Schools in Cumberland County were dismissed two hours early.

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And for the Conseil scolaire acadienne provincial, all schools in the metro and southern regions were closed. In the northern region, classes were cancelled at l’École acadienne de Truro, while students were dismissed at 11:30 a.m. at l’École NDA de Chéticamp and École Beau-Port.

Students attending École acadienne de Pomquet left at noon and those attending Centre scolaire étoile de l’Acadie were dismissed at 2 p.m.

In a tweet, Halifax Transit said several of its bus routes are on snow plan “to maintain service levels in a snow event by re-routing buses around hills and tricky areas.”

It said commuters should follow the @hfxtransitalert Twitter account or check the municipal website for snow plan routes.

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