NEWS

Winter storm hits Maritimes

01/31/2015 07:39 EST | Updated 04/02/2015 05:59 EDT
A winter storm is passing through the Maritimes right now and is resulting in disruptions to travel plans.

Quite a bit of snow and ice pellets have been dumped over much of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

The storm is moving northeast and has reached P.E.I. It is expected to track over the Gulf of Saint Lawrence tonight.

Weather warnings

Environment Canada has issued weather warnings for almost the entire Maritime region.

In New Brunswick, more snow and high winds are expected for the province. Total snowfall amounts are expected to be between 15 and 35 centimetres.

In northern Nova Scotia, the snow is forecast to change to freezing rain.

Along the Atlantic coast, there are rain and freezing rain warnings in effect.

In P.E.I., up to 25 centimetres of snow is expected before it changes to rain.

Disrupted travel plans

In Moncton, all but two departing flights have been cancelled Saturday.

In Saint John, Sgt. Steve Wilson of the Saint John Police Department said that officers coming in for the morning shift have found the roads to be very slick.

So far, there have not been any reports of any accidents in Saint John and Fredericton.

In Halifax, there are only a few delays at the airport, but both Air Canada and WestJet are warning things could get worse at most of the region’s airports.

The roads in Halifax are slippery. A Halifax Transit bus ended up partially on its side on the St. Margarets Bay Road.

Interprovincial ferry service is being disrupted. The Port Aux Basques, N.L., to North Sydney, N.S., run is delayed by 12 hours, while the route between Saint John, N.B., and Digby, N.S., is cancelled for the day.

Maritime Bus is also warning of delays and that service can also be affected by what's happening on the Confederation Bridge. Officials say restrictions may be imposed later this morning.

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