Winter returns on the first day of spring

Darrell Cole
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Wayne Read of Fletcher Drive in Amherst blows snow from the walkway in front of his house early Wednesday.

AMHERST – Close to 10 centimetres of snow forced the cancellation of schools across Cumberland County on Wednesday, which coincidentally is the first day of spring.

Heavy snow started at about 2:30 a.m. and continued through the early morning hours leaving roads slippery and snow covered. This forced the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board to cancel classes at all schools.

Fletcher Drive resident Wayne Read took it all in stride.

"Maybe the snow will melt by July," he quipped. "Actually, it's not that bad. It should be all gone in a day or two."

Read said he was not surprised by the late storm that occurred in a week when overnight temperatures were more like January than March.

There were no major collisions reported by police in the Cumberland district.

It's looking as though a potential storm on Friday is not going to happen, at least not in the Amherst area. Forecasters are saying the weather system will likely track further south than expected. 


Organizations: Central Regional School Board, Cumberland

Geographic location: AMHERST, Cumberland County, Chignecto

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