Because of ongoing poor weather conditions, Nova Scotians are urged to watch forecasts and listen for instructions from local officials.
Heavy rains and high winds are causing flooding and dangerous conditions, especially in Pictou, Antigonish, Guysborough and Cape Breton counties. This has led to several road closures, including, Halifax Harbour bridges closed to high-sided vehicles or trucks with heavy loads.
For information on other road closures, call 511 or visit http://511.gov.ns.ca/en/
Residents are reminded to exercise flood safety:
— do not drive into flooded roads, as the water may be deeper and faster than it seems
— for your own safety, please obey all signs restricting access to roads
— stay away from the edges of rivers, creeks and culverts, as water levels may rise quickly and cause the banks to become unstable
— avoid crossing bridges if the water is running high and fast
— if you are asked to leave your home, do so and take your emergency kit with you
The Emergency Management Office is activated and is supporting municipalities, Nova Scotia Power, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, and first responders in addressing issues that arise from the storm.
Source: Media Release