UPDATE: Messy Monday

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Update:

Power has been restored to the Gaspereau Valley. There are still 616 customers without power in Wolfville, 547 without power in Centreville and the surrounding areas and 138 in the Waterville area. 

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UPDATE:

There are still over 2,000 people in the county without power.

According to Nova Scotia Power, 1,042 customers in the Ridge Road, Gasperau, Greenfield, White Rock, Sunken Lake, Black River and adjacent side roads will be without power until 6 p.m.

Other outages are in Wolfville, from east Main St west to Lynnwood Dr and south to Pleasant St and adjacent side streets, where over 600 are without power, and in Centreville, Billtown, Steam Mill Village, Glenmont, Baxters Hbr, Lakeville, Halls Hbr and Sheffield Mills and surrounding areas, where over 500 customers are without power. 

 

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Kings County has been downgraded to a blowing snow warning this morning after spending most of Sunday evening under a blizzard warning.

Over 4,500 Nova Scotia Power customers in Wolfville, the Gaspereau Valley, Grand Pre, Centreville and Waterville areas are without power this morning due to blowing snow and high winds. Nova Scotia Power is not estimating to have power restored until 6 p.m. this evening.

The RCMP are warning drivers to stay off the roads due to whiteout conditions. If it's necessary to travel, they remind motorists to drive with extreme caution.

The Annapolis Valley Regional School Board has closed all schools, work sites and regional offices today in response to the weather conditions.

The Nova Scotia Community College campus in Kentville will also remain closed today. Kings Transit buses were not running this morning, but were put on the road again at 10 a.m.

The County Fair Mall is open today, but administration suggests calling the store you intend to visit ahead of time in case of any delayed openings.

According to Environment Canada's latest forecast, periods of snow are expected to end this afternoon. The amount of snowfall expected is around two to four centimetres. Blowing snow this morning, with winds westerly around 50 km/h, gusting to 80. The high is predicted around -4 C. It's currently -6C.

Keep checking back at www.kingscountynews.ca for updates as they become available.

Organizations: Nova Scotia Community College, Nova Scotia Power, RCMP Annapolis Valley Regional School Board County Fair Mall

Geographic location: Kings, Wolfville, Gaspereau Valley Grand Pre Waterville Kentville

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