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A snowplow works on a road in Nova Scotia (Department of Public Works photo)

Winter storm cancels many N.S. schools

By Kevin Northup Feb 14, 2024 | 4:59 AM

UPDATE: 10:15 a.m:

The Department of Public Works says roads are partially or completely snow covered.

They say there is poor visibility in Cape Breton, Antigonish and Guysborough.

Public Works asks to avoid travelling to allow crews plenty of space.

In fact, they say crews have not stopped working around the clock since February 2nd, when the multi-day storm dumped between 100 and 150 cm to northeast Nova Scotia.

HRM says crews will continue to work around the clock to clear the snow from municipal streets, sidewalks and bike lanes with a focus on main arteries, emergency and transit routes.

But crews will continue to clear residential streets and gravel roads.

The city asks that you do not clear snow onto the street or sidewalk.

Municipal offices opened at 10am but HRM says to work from home, if you can.

311 is triaging calls to meet priority needs.

HRM is also enforcing the winter parking ban, Thursday morning.

You must keep your vehicle off municipal streets between 1 and 6 a.m. to not interfere with snow removal.

If you leave your vehicle in the street, you at risk of being towed. It is blocking a driveway or sidewalk are prone to getting damaged.


You and your snow shovel will be nice and cozy this Valentine’s Day.

We’re digging out from another blast of winter weather.

A winter storm warning remains in effect Wednesday for northeastern Nova Scotia, including Cape Breton, where 30 centimetres of snow could fall.

About 30 centimetres fell Tuesday night at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Yarmouth Airport is reporting 8 centimetres.

Blowing snow is creating white-out conditions.

RCMP advised people to avoid unnecessary travel, as highways and roads were covered with ice overnight.

Halifax Transit pulled busses off the roads Tuesday night, they’re scheduled to resume at 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Passengers at Halifax Stanfield and Sydney Airport are asked to confirm their flight status before heading to the airport.

A tractor trailer was stuck in the righthand lane on Highway 102 (inbound) between exits 4 and 3 in the Rifle Range Hill area on Tuesday night.

Several tractor trailers were also stuck on Hwy 102 (outbound) near Exit 3.


Halifax Regional Centre for Education schools are closed.

Tri-County Regional Centre for Education schools in Yarmouth and Shelburne counties are closed. Digby County schools will be open.

South Shore Regional Centre for Education schools will be closed, Offices and worksites will have a delayed start of 11 a.m.

Strait Regional Centre for Education classes are cancelled. Worksites are delayed opening until noon.

Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education schools are closed.

Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education schools are closed. Offices and worksites will be open.

CSAP schools in Argyle, Metro and North are closed. Clare schools will remain open.

Classes at St. Mary’s University are cancelled.

Dalhousie School of Nursing in Yarmouth will delay opening until 10 a.m.

NSCC Metro Campuses (Ivany, Aviation, IT and Akerley) will be closed.

NSCC Pictou is closed.

NSCC Strait Campus and Wagmatcook Learning Centre are closed.

NSCC Marconi Campus is closed.

NSCC Shelburne Campus is closed.

NSCC Truro Campus is closed.

NSCC Burridge Campus will delay opening until 10 a.m, classes begin at 10:30.

NSCC Lunenburg Campus will delay opening until 10 a.m, classes begin at 10:30.

Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education schools are open, but bus drivers will be using their discretion on roads.

Provincial government offices in Halifax Regional Municipality will delay opening until 10 a.m.

Provincial government offices in Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Richmond, Victoria, Inverness, Pictou, Antigonish and Guysborough counties will delay opening until at least noon.

The Shelburne municipal office will have a delayed opening until noon.

The Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre and municipal office is closed, they will re-assess at noon.

Yarmouth Town Hall will delay opening until 10 a.m.

Halifax Public Gardens will be closed.