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Snow closes schools in southwestern Nova Scotia

Staff writers
March 2, 2012 — Residents in southern Nova Scotia are digging out after another shot of snow blankets the region.

Snowfall totals
Snowfall totals

A low pressure system that tracked towards the province on Thursday brought close to 15 cm of snow to some places.

"13 cm of snow had piled up in Yarmouth by the early morning hours," says Gina Ressler, a meteorologist at The Weather Network. "Strong winds also lead to blowing and drifting snow."

As a result, several students in southwestern Nova Scotia are getting a three day weekend. Most schools remain open in the Halifax region, but officials warn of possible bus delays because of the snow covered roads.

"Only a few centimetres of snow has been recorded in Halifax, but driving conditions are still less than ideal," says Ressler.

Flight delays have also been reported at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, so passengers are urged to call ahead to check the status of their flight.

The low will start to pull away from the area on Friday, but some places can expect to see the snow continue to skirt the coast through the afternoon hours.

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