Powerful nor’easter wallops Nova Scotia
Snowfall surpassed 40 cm in some areas, affecting roads, air travel and ferries
By Richard Woodbury, CBC News Posted: Jan 08, 2017 6:54 AM AT Last Updated: Jan 08, 2017 5:01 PM AT
Environment Canada has lifted all of its winter storm warnings for Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, but P.E.I. is still experiencing blowing snow. The storm is now affecting Newfoundland and Labrador. (George Mortimer/CBC)
Nova Scotia is digging out of the snow after a powerful nor'easter blanketed much of the province Saturday night and early Sunday.
On Sunday morning, plenty of people could be seen outside with snowblowers and shovels as plows and Bobcats continue to clear the streets and sidewalks. Earlier today, the entire province was under a winter storm warning, but that has since been lifted.
Many roads were still snow-covered late Sunday afternoon.
Halifax Transit had many routes operating on snow plans Sunday, and Cape Breton Regional Police recommended people stay off the roads.
The Halifax Regional Municipality will continue its overnight parking ban between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m. Monday.
At the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, many flights were delayed late Sunday afternoon.
Power being restored
This morning's 11:45 ferry service between North Sydney, N.S., and Port aux Basques, N.L., was postponed until this evening at 11:45.
The Englishtown ferry is out of service due to poor weather.
Most Nova Scotia Power customers have had their power restored, after more than 6,000 customers were affected earlier Sunday.
Around 100 church service cancellations have been reported to CBC’s Storm Centre.
Gary Drohan was shovelling snow outside his Halifax home this morning.
Halifax resident Gary Drohan has some fun shovelling with the family dog, Smokey. (CBC)
"It was a lot lighter last night. It seems to be getting a little wetter," he said.
The snowfall was expected to hit the province with 20 to 35 centimetres of snow.
The provincial Transportation Department reported about 42 centimetres of snow in Kings West, and up to 40 cm in Lunenburg/Queens.
Kings West: about 42 cm of snowfall. Flurries and blowing snow. All trucks and heavy equipment are out.