Snowfall warning ends for Truro region

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TRURO – A snowfall warning for Truro and surrounding areas has ended.

Cpl. Addie  Maccallum of the Colchester RCMP said the storm, which caused havoc in other parts of the province, “wasn’t that bad.”

Officers responded to four vehicles off the road from early morning to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, two of which slid off roads due to weather conditions. Two others were crashes. No major injuries were sustained in any of those events.

 “We haven’t had an overly large call for service (due to weather), that’s for sure,” said Maccallum.

“People have realized now that winter is here and they have had significant exposure to it.”

He said three ways people can contribute to safety on roads in snowy conditions are to give themselves extra time to reach their destination, allow a greater stopping distance and prepare their vehicles for winter driving.

Wednesday’s storm prompted the closure of all schools in the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board, the Nova Scotia Community College, Truro campus, around noon, and several businesses closed early for the day.

Mail delivery throughout the Truro area was also cancelled Wednesday because of the snowstorm.

A Canada Post spokesperson said normal mail service would resume once conditions improve.

Besides Truro, mail delivery was also cancelled in New Glasgow, Antigonish and Amherst.





Organizations: Nova Scotia Community College, Central Regional School Board, Canada Post

Geographic location: Chignecto, New Glasgow, Antigonish Amherst

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