Haligonians are still cleaning up after the first winter storm of the season as meteorologists warning of another snow storm that’s headed in Halifax’s direction.
A deep-low pressure system is tracking towards the Maritimes and weather watchers say it’s too early to say whether it will hit Halifax directly or whether it will track south.
“If it keeps on its current track, it looks like Nova Scotia will get the brunt of it and particularly Halifax will be getting 30 centimeters of snow starting sometime around mid-morning Sunday and then ending on Monday,” News 95.7 meteorologist Richard Zurawski said Friday.
The storm is developing along the Eastern Seaboard and not the Great Lakes, making its track crucial.
Zurawski said if the storm veers towards the south Nova Scotia will get some flurries. Either way, the snow is expected to stick as the temperature dips below zero.
About 20 millimeters of wet snow hit metro between mid-morning and early evening Thursday, snarling traffic and causing about 40 crashes on the roads. This includes one pedestrian struck while walking on the sidewalk.
“A car was driving along Purcell’s Cove Road and came to a curve in the road,” said Sgt. Jeff Carr. “This was at the time when it was snowing and the roads were quite bad. The car skidded off the road and struck a 50-year-old woman who was walking on the side of the road.”
It happened in the 100-block of Purcell’s Cove Road around 3:15 p.m. The woman was taken to hospital with a broken leg. Police say the incident is still under investigation and its uncertain if the 19-year-old driver will be charged.
Carr told News 95.7 the majority of the crashes were fender benders related to the poor weather and road conditions. He said often in these cases, many crashes go unreported.