Snow Clearing Underway, CBVRSB Classes Cancelled
Cape Bretoners will be digging out once again today in the wake of another blizzard. The island was still in the grip of an intense low pressure system overnight, though Environment Canada says the system is on a northeast track toward Newfoundland and Labrador this morning. The storm brought high winds and upwards of 30 cm of snow, leading to hazardous road conditions and a slew of cancellations yesterday. Today, classes are cancelled once again for students in the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board. We’ll air any other major cancellations as they’re announced. Early this morning, over 600 Nova Scotia Power customers were offline on the western side of the island in the Cheticamp and Margaree areas, but those customers have since been reconnected. A number of flight cancellations are being reported in both Sydney and Halifax, and passengers are advised to phone ahead to check with their airlines before leaving home this morning. Maritime Bus says some of its routes may be delayed or cancelled, and has advised customers to postpone their travel if possible. The plows have begun to get on the roads, but driving conditions may still be challenging in some areas and winds are expected to remain fairly high this morning as the storm moves away from the island. We’ll have more weather details in a few minutes.