Emergency Management Office information release – Snowstorm forecast (Posted 10:30pm Feb 2)

A significant snowstorm is expected to impact the central and eastern parts of the province over the next few days, starting tonight, February 2, and continuing into early next week.

Environment and Climate Change Canada expects the system to bring heavy snowfall amounts, blowing snow and gusty winds, resulting in reduced visibility and hazardous driving conditions.

Nova Scotians should monitor local weather forecasts and stay off the roads, if possible. If people must travelthey should consult 511 Nova Scotia for information on road conditions. Motorists planning to travel through the Cobequid Pass or across the Canso Causewayin particular, are advised to stay abreast of weather forecasts and road conditions.

Public Works crews will work throughout the weekend to keep roads as clear as possible. Nova Scotia’s Emergency Management Office will be monitoring conditions and preparing to offer support if necessary to municipalities.

During winter storms, Nova Scotians are reminded to:
– monitor local weather forecasts
– avoid unnecessary travel and check 511 regularly
– have an emergency kit ready
– stay inside or seek shelter
– get out of the wind to avoid wind chill
– bring pets inside and ensure livestock have shelter and drinking water
– wear several warm layers
– use battery-powered lights or glow sticks and avoid candles
– never use barbecues, camping stoves or fuel-powered heaters indoors
– keep portable generators outside and away from windows

Anyone looking for emergency supports, including overnight shelter beds, can call 211 to be connected to services in their community.

Forecast updates are available from Environment and Climate Change Canada’s  WeatherCAN mobile application and website: https://Canada.ca/weather

Additional Resources:
Updates and tips from Nova Scotia’s emergency management office are available at: https://novascotia.ca/Alerts

511 Nova Scotia:
– website: https://511.novascotia.ca/
– X (formerly Twitter): https://twitter.com/511ns

Emergency Management Office on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmergencyManagementOfficeNovaScotia/

Emergency Management Office on X (formerly Twitter): https://twitter.com/nsemo

Information on shelters: https://news-feeds.novascotia.ca/emergency-accommodations

Via Provincial release

Storm impacts on municipal services (Updated Feb 2, 5pm)

Storm Closures