PHOTOS: Nova Scotia digs out from fast moving winter blast

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PHOTOS: Nova Scotia digs out from fast moving winter blast
PHOTOS: Nova Scotia digs out from fast moving winter blast
PHOTOS: Nova Scotia digs out from fast moving winter blast

While the impacts were far more forgiving than the blockbuster storm that shut down much of the U.S. Northeast, parts of the Maritimes were still faced with quickly accumulating snow and difficult travel as the stateside system passed south of Nova Scotia on Thursday.

Snowfall warnings covered much of the province throughout the day, with a widespread 10-20+ cm reported by early Friday.

With the timing of the system and the heaviest snow falling through the afternoon and evening hours, schools across Halifax remained open on Thursday. No luck for a snow day on Friday either, though there was a two hour delay to start times, as crews continued clean-up efforts.

About 20 cm of snow was reported in the Halifax area, enough to slick up roads and slow commute times across the region through early Friday.

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Though there will be some lingering flurries here and there through Friday, they won't amount to much in comparison to what has already fallen. The chance for a White Christmas is also 'low,' even despite this wintry blast, with rain and milder temperatures expected in the week leading up to Christmas.

So, best to enjoy the snow now before a milder pattern washes away the festive white coating.

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