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Heavy snow combined with strong winds led to poor visibility in Greater Saint John on Jan. 7, 2021. Image: Brad Perry

Update: Winter storm warnings ahead of heavy snowfall

By Steve MacArthur Mar 2, 2023 | 10:00 AM

You may want to hunker down for this one.

Most of our province will see 20-30 centimetres of snow with this latest storm which will start Thursday afternoon.

Environment Canada has storm related warnings in place the only exceptions being southwestern Nova Scotia and northern Cape Breton.

Meteorologist Ian Hubbard says blow snowing will be factor with winds gusts up to 70 km/h.

“So if anyone needs to be out travelling on the roads definitely take care, as the wind will pick up into the overnight hours and well into Friday morning.” explains Hubbard.

The system will move into Cape Breton late in the evening and conditions are expected to get better on Friday.


Dalhousie University will have a delayed start for classes Friday morning, resuming at 1pm.

All Regional Education Centres have cancelled classes on Friday.

Mount Saint Vincent University will close at 5pm Thursday evening and will reopen Friday at 12pm

NSCC Metro campuses (Ivany, Aviation, IT and Akerley) will close at 4:30pm Thursday.

Saint Mary’s University (including the Patrick Power Library) will close at 5pm Thursday and reopen Friday at 12pm

South Shore Regional Centre for Education – Early dismissal with students being sent home 90 minutes early.

Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education – Schools will dismiss students two hours early.

HRCE schools are cancelling extracurriculars, Halifax Regional Arts activities and evening facilities rentals this evening.

Halifax Stanfield is also encouraging passengers to check their flight status, but their crews are preparing equipment.


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