01/04/2014 05:16 EST | Updated 03/06/2014 05:59 EST

Maritimers Digging Out After Blizzard Rocks Region


Maritimers are digging out today from a blizzard that slammed much of the region Friday.

The hardest hit areas appear to be the southwestern edges of Nova Scotia and all along the Atlantic coastline.

Weather in the region is expected to get warmer, according to Environment Canada. A warming trend is set to begin Sunday, followed by rain, windy and mild conditions on Monday. However, the long-range forecast shows temperatures are expected to fall back below freezing on Tuesday — that could be trouble for road crews and drivers.

Wind chill warnings remain in effect for northern New Brunswick.

Friday's weather forced Halifax Metro Transit buses and non-emergency police vehicles off the roads. Bus service in the Halifax area resumed Saturday, with a few routes remaining in transit snow plans.

Tractor trailers collide

There were reports of a few cars off the roads. The most notable was the shutdown of Highway 104 between Havre Boucher and Tracadie Friday night after two tractor trailers collided. One of the drivers received minor injuries.

The road remained closed Saturday morning, with traffic being rerouted onto the snow-covered Route 4.

The Nova Scotia communities of Shelburne and Yarmouth received more than 19 centimetres of snow, with much of the rest of the province receiving about 20 centimetres. The North Shore and northern Cape Breton received the least amount of snow — between five and 10 centimetres.

Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick also received between five and 10 centimetres of snow.

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