TRURO – With heavy amounts of snow falling early in the morning, Colchester County residents awoke to blustering winds, ankle-deep snow and shoveling to kick off the first day of spring.
A snowfall warning was issued for many parts of Nova Scotia. Truro’s warning came to an end as of 11 a.m., after five to 10 centimetres had fallen with other parts of the county seeing more. Although most of the snow hit the area in the morning, wet snow and rain started to filter in early afternoon.
“I wasn’t looking forward to it but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be,” said Rob Adams who spent his morning plowing out his driveway and clearing off his car. “I wish the snow would go away now so we can carry on into spring. I don’t mind shoveling snow, but at this time of the year, it’s time to go.”
Despite the weather, roads and highways remained opened. Highways in some parts had heavy drifting and blowing snow.
“This morning, they were definitely snow covered and passable with caution. But they are actually really good right now. They are clearing off very well. The temperature is above zero, so the warm temperatures are helping melt the snow as well as the plows clearing it off,” said James Webster, the area manager for Colchester County with the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.
Colchester County RCMP saw two minor accidents along Highway 102 between Stewiacke and Brookfield early Wednesday morning.
All Chignecto-Central Regional School Boards schools were closed for the day as well as École Acadienne and the NSCC Truro Campus.
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