Winter Wallops Cumberland County

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Traffic was moving slow on Sunday after Cumberland County received more than 25 cm of snow during Saturday's blizzard.

AMHERST – All weather warnings have ended in Cumberland County, but residents are still facing blustery weather after a blizzard rolled through the area on Saturday.

More than 25 centimetres of snow fell on the county area during the day and overnight cancelling most events and closing most businesses.

Most events, including many church services, were also cancelled on Sunday as winds gusting to 70 km/h out of the north made driving treacherous.

The storm dumped heavy snow on New England on Friday with many comparing it to the Blizzard of 78. In Nova Scotia, there were comparisons to White Juan in February 2004. A storm surge caused flooding along the Atlantic coast including in Shelburne, Liverpool and Lockeport.

In Cumberland, many roads were plugged with snow and motorists stayed off the roads Saturday because of near zero visibility in snow and blowing snow.

Among the events cancelled on Saturday as the town's 24-hour physical activity day and Saturday's Maritime Junior Hockey League game between the Amherst Ramblers and Weeks Crushers. 

There were no reports of any major accidents on the Trans-Canada Highway or secondary roads across the county.

Organizations: Maritime Junior Hockey League, Trans-Canada Highway

Geographic location: Cumberland County, New England, Nova Scotia Atlantic Shelburne Liverpool Lockeport

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