RCMP are responding to calls from stranded motorists who are getting stuck in the snow and are asking motorists to stay home if possible and delay travel plans until conditions improve.
Road conditions across the province are expected to deteriorate throughout the day due to heavy snowfall and high winds.
If you have to travel, please dress warmly and bring along an emergency kit in your vehicle in the event something unexpected happens. Please ensure your cell is charged in case you have to call 911.
As well, reduce your speed, allow for extra travel time and avoid sudden starts, stops and lane changes or turns during icy conditions, which may cause you to be involved in a collision.
Before heading out, listen to local weather reports, call 511 or check the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal highway cameras at www.gov.ns.ca/tran/cameras for an update on conditions.
For additional updates on Twitter , follow Nova Scotia RCMP (@RCMPNS), Nova Scotia Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal (@NS_TIR), the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Office (@nsemo) and the hashtag #nsstorm.
For additional winter driving and travel tips, visit www.gov.ns.ca/tran/winter .
The RCMP thank motorists throughout the province for their cooperation as plow operators work to clear the roadways.