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Snowstorm dumps up to 80 cm on N.S., parts of P.E.I. as services grind to a halt

Transit services are at a standstill in much of Nova Scotia today as heavy snowfall and gusty winds pound the province for a second day in a row.

Bus service in the Halifax Regional Municipality is halted until at least noon today, and transit in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality is cancelled for the day.

Environment Canada says a low pressure system that had stalled southeast of the Atlantic coast could dump as much as 80 centimetres of snow in some areas of Nova Scotia.

The weather agency says the northeastern part of the province and Cape Breton are expected to have 20 to 30 centimetres of wet snow on the ground by Sunday morning, with a further 30 to 50 centimetres to fall by Monday.

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Snowfall, winter storm and blowing snow warnings blanket large sections of NOva Scotia, as well as Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador this morning.

Kings and Queens Counties in P.E.I. are forecast to receive up to 40 centimetres of snow in some areas by Monday, and parts of Newfoundland could see the same amount of snow or more, plus rain into Tuesday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 4, 2024.

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