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School cancelled in 7 N.S. counties amid snowfall warnings

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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.

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Here we go again with cancelling school before there is even any snow on the ground.

December 19, 2012 at 7:54 am
RE: Cancellation

It’s better safe than sorry. The only parents who actually complain about snow days are parents that are not prepared to take care of their own children. Families with proper planning always have a backup plan every day of the year for any similar situations. Any decent family will put safety over making one more day of school.

If you do not have a students in school then you have no reason to complain. So deal with it and leave everyone else alone.

Keep our kids safe and keep these snow days coming.

December 19, 2012 at 11:58 am