According to Environment Canada, the temperature in the Truro area was at about -21 degrees with a wind-chill factor of -29. The day’s forecast calls for a mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of flurries, westerly winds of 30 km/h gusting to 50 km/h. The day’s high is forecase at -15. Cold wind chill minus 29.
With the temperatures as low as they are, road salt is ineffective, leaving some sections of the highways very slippery and the RCMP is advising motorists to drive for the conditions.