Nova Scotia

Significant snowfall expected for central, eastern Nova Scotia starting Friday night

HALIFAX, N.S. — A significant snowstorm is expected to hit central and eastern Nova Scotia starting Friday night into early next week.

Environment Canada predicts a major system is expected to bring heavy snowfall, blowing snow and gusty winds to the regions, which may reduce visibility on the road and create hazardous driving conditions. 

The Nova Scotia government is advising residents to monitor local weather forecasts and avoid unnecessary travel. Those who must travel should visit 511 Nova Scotia for road conditions. 

In particular, the province says drivers planning to travel through the Cobequid Pass or the Canso Causeway are advised to keep track of weather forecasts and road conditions. 

During the snowstorm, residents are reminded to prepare an emergency kit at home, stay indoors, as well as keep portable generators outside and away from windows. 

Forecast updates are available on Environment Canada’s WeatherCAN mobile app and website

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