Blowing snow and high winds cancel classes and disrupt travel in Cape Breton

Blowing snow and high winds cancel classes and disrupt travel in Cape Breton

High winds are still whipping up snow around Cape Breton this morning making driving tricky and cancelling classes.

The province's Department of Transportation says many roads in Cape Breton are snow covered with icy patches and there is poor visibility at times due to blowing snow.

Classes are cancelled in:

- The Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board 

- Cape Breton Highlands Education Centre and Academy

- Inverness Education Centre and Academy

- Pleasant Bay School

- Étoile de l'Acadie

- École NDA

The Nova Scotia Community College Marconi Campus has also closed its doors today. 

The high winds have kept Marine Atlantic ferries tied up again today. People who were set to travel on the ferry last night and this morning have now been scheduled to depart tonight at 11:45 p.m. weather permitting.

A couple of flights have been cancelled at the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Airport in Sydney. There are numerous flight cancellations and delays at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport.  

Environment Canada isn't predicting much snow for the island today, perhaps about two to five centimetres.

High winds gusting to 70 km/h in many areas is blowing that snow around reducing visibility. The wind is expected to die down tonight.