SPRINGHILL – All schools within the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board, which includes Cumberland, Pictou and Colchester counties and the Municipality of East Hants, are closed today due to the weather.
A wind warning is in effect by Environment Canada, who report periods of snow ending this morning then cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries. Local blowing snow this afternoon. Wind west 60 km/h gusting to 90. High minus 4.
The weather has lead to power outages throughout the province, affecting over 11,000 homes, primarily along the South Shore and Cape Breton. In New Brunswick, 5,500 homes are without power.