Colchester schools cancelled due to storm

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TRURO - Many students finally got what they've been waiting for - a snow day.

A snowy Prince Street in Truro is only going to get worse on Wednesday - Environment Canada is forecasting up to 25 centimetres of snow during the day.

All major school boards across the province, including Chignecto-Central Regional, have cancelled school Wednesday due to weather conditions.

According to the local school board's Twitter account, all schools, office and bus garages within the board are closed. That includes Colchester, Cumberland, and Pictou counties, as well as the Municipality of East Hants.

The Dalhousie Agricultural Campus is operating as normal today, and there was no word by 7 a.m. if the Nova Scotia Community College Truro campus was closed. Others in the province have been.

The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal has all its plows and salt trucks on the roads, however snow is falling fast.

"Stay off roads if you can or allow lots of extra time to travel," reads a tweet from the department's Twitter account.

 

As of 4:27 a.m., Environment Canada has issued a snowfall warning for all parts of Colchester County.

Up to 25 centimetres of snow is expected today in the area, due to a low pressure system southwest of the province intensifying as it tracks northeastward along the Atlantic coastline to lie over Cape Breton early in the evening.

Other than two parts of Cape Breton, Environment Canada has the entire province under a warning, whether it is a snowfall or winter storm. The two parts of Cape Breton - Richmond County, and Sydney Metro and Cape Breton County - not under a warning are under a winter storm watch.

The weather has also closed the Shubenacadie Band office for the day, with plans of re-opening on Thursday.

As of 7:50 a.m., the Truro Mall was open its regular hours, however that could change. 

Employees at Ski Wentworth are probably jumping for joy with all the snow - the ski hill is open today until 4:30 p.m.

Organizations: Nova Scotia Community College Truro, Environment Canada, Municipality of East Hants Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Geographic location: Colchester County, Cape Breton County, Pictou Richmond

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