Treacherous driving - stay home

Carla Allen
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The best place to be today is off the road. Motorists are encountering white-outs and drifting due to blowing snow and a -26 Celsius wind chill causes moisture on windshields to freeze, obscuring vision.

Don Houston, operations supervisor for Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal/ Yarmouth region, says that trucks have been out since last evening.

"Operators are reporting some white-outs at times," he said.

"Motorists are reminded that road conditions can look fine for a period and then you can come upon rather large drifts in the road. As of 6 AM we are plowing main routes only. Trying to keep them open. Secondary roads to fire departments are being done as well."

As of early Friday morning Environment Canada was continuing its blizzard warning with 10 to 20 cm of snow expected and strong northeast winds.

A very cold airmass over the region will continue to give cold wind chill values below minus 25 across the entire province today and tonight.




Organizations: Environment Canada

Geographic location: Yarmouth

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