Whether drivers are commuting to work, or getting a head start on holiday travelling, today is not expected to be a good day to be on the roads.
RCMP are warning drivers to slow down on Halifax area highways.
“They are very wet,” Sgt. Andy Pompeo told News 95.7. “There’s a lot of water on the roads, perfect conditions for hydroplaning if you’re not driving for the conditions. So, folks should slow down.”
Environment Canada has a rainfall warning in effect for Halifax, Lunenburg, Queens, Shelburne, Yarmouth and Digby counties.
There are snowfall warnings up for Annapolis, Kings, Hants, Colchester, Cobequid, and Cumberland counties including Truro and the Minas Basin.
That’s prompted the Annapolis Valley Regional and Chignecto-Central Regional School Boards to cancel classes today in anticipation of deteriorating conditions this afternoon.
“The temperature is still above the freezing mark. So, until the temperature falls that’s likely as rain, or wet snow and rain,” said News 95.7 meteorologist Richard Zurawski. “The visibility could be reduced and things could get slippery out there.”
The Halifax region received about 20 mm of rain overnight and is expecting another 20 mm of rain Wednesday.
Winds are gusting between 50 and 60 kilometres per hour.