‘Hazardous’ winter storm coming to parts of N.S., heavy snow in N.B.

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Eilish Bonang gives us the weather forecast for the Maritimes – Mar 1, 2023

Nova Scotia and much of New Brunswick are forecasted to see heavy snowfall this afternoon, with “hazardous conditions” expected in some parts.

Environment Canada has issued snowfall warnings for the majority of mainland Nova Scotia, as well as southern and central New Brunswick.

The weather agency said those parts could see between 15 and 25 centimetres of snowfall, of “light and fluffy nature.”

It is expected to begin Thursday afternoon and last into Friday morning.

Guysborough and Halifax counties are under a winter storm warning, with up to 30 centimetres of snow in the forecast.

“Hazardous winter conditions are expected,” read the warning.

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Environment Canada said northeasterly wind gusts could reach 80 kilometres per hour in the Halifax area, meaning blowing snow.

The agency warned of road conditions.

“Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow.”

The provinces have been hit with back-to-back snowfall in the past weeks.

Halifax saw school closures last Friday due to snow, while municipal transit was placed on a snow plan. The city also saw snowfall begin early Wednesday morning, but no special statements were issued by Environment Canada for that day.

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