Another winter storm is pushing into Atlantic Canada today, threatening more disruptions to travel and traffic, and prompting schools in southwestern New Brunswick to close their doors and send children home before the snow arrives.
Winter storm warnings have been issued by Environment Canada, covering Edmundston, Fredericton, St. John, and Sussex, advising of "amounts up to 30 centimetres of snow through tonight, with some additional slight accumulations possible on Friday."
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Given the conditions experienced in Ontario and Quebec from this storm, the snow could be mixed with ice pellets and freezing rain, and strong, gusty winds are expected to add blowing snow to the list of hazards in store for anyone commuting or traveling through the area.
For Nova Scotia, this same storm system is pushing a mix of winter weather across the Bay of Fundy. Winter storm watches are in effect for Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Hants County, Kings County, Annapolis County, Digby County, Yarmouth County and Shelbourne County, as those areas are expecting rain followed by snow, ice pellets and freezing rain. Snowfall warnings have been called for Queens County and Lunenburg County, since the snowfall there is expected to reach between 15-20 centimetres by Friday morning.
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Most flights in and out of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are running on time, however there have been some delays and cancellations reported (mostly in Halifax), so travelers should check their flight status for any changes.
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