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Messy winter storm slams into the Maritimes

THE CANADIAN PRESS | posted Tuesday, Feb 2nd, 2021

HALIFAX — A winter storm is sweeping over the Maritimes, forcing the closure of schools and making driving treacherous.

Snowfall and winter storm warnings remain in effect for much of the region, though most of Nova Scotia is bracing for up to 80 millimetres of rain and winds gusting at up to 100 kilometres per hour along the coast.

Power outages were reported this morning along Nova Scotia’s Atlantic coast and on New Brunswick’s Grand Manan Island.

Up to 30 centimetres of snow is in the forecast for northern New Brunswick, but the snow was expected to transition to ice pellets and rain this afternoon.

Environment Canada says residents of the Saint John River Valley can expect a few hours of freezing rain.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 2, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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