Bring those shovels back out: Heavy snowfall headed for Nova Scotia

Get ready to see this sight again. Environment Canada has issued snowfall warnings for the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, Truro, Pictou County, Antigonish County and Cape Breton. The Canadian Press/Andrew Vaughan

Snowfall warnings have been issued in Nova Scotia ahead of a spring storm that is set to bring upwards of 30 cm to parts of the province.

The snow is expected to begin Monday morning.

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Environment Canada says a low-pressure system will pass south of the province, bringing 15 to 20 cm of “widespread” snowfall.

“Highest amounts will occur over eastern Nova Scotia and could exceed 30 cm. Heavy snowfall will taper off from west to east Monday evening,” the national forecaster said.

The warnings include a reminder that road conditions may be impacted and visibility may be suddenly reduced during heavy snow.

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Municipality preparing for ‘complex weather system’

Halifax Regional Municipality said it is monitoring the forecast and making preparations.

The municipality noted residents can expect gusty winds of up to 50 km/h to 70 km/h, in addition to the snow.

Crews will be applying de-icing materials to streets and sidewalks overnight.

And while the overnight winter parking ban is no longer in effect as of March 31, vehicles can still be towed at any time of year “if they are interfering with snow-clearing operations, as per Section 139 of the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act.”

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