No school or garbage collection today - blizzard warning continues

Jonathan Riley, Digby Courier
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5:30 a.m. Wednesday in Digby


Wok by the Bay is closed for the day. Belly Fit class at Digby Curling Club.

At the Digby Arena Public Skate and the Digby Skating Club programs are cancelled.

School is cancelled in Digby County and all of the Tri-County Regional School Board and Annapolis Valley Regional School Board. In fact all public schools on the mainland are closed.

NSCC is closed. Digby Career Resource Centre is closed.

Learning Grove Childcare Centre closed.

Family Literacy Program is cancelled tonight

Kings Transit buses are all off the road as of 6 a.m. until further notice.

Compost collection in the town of Digby, scheduled for today, will happen Monday, Jan. 27 instead

Garbage collection for the Municipality of Digby, scheduled for today, will be picked up on Friday Jan. 24.

Digby Town Hall Administrative Offices closed. Municipality of Digby office closed.

A public consultation session on the school review process for the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial has been changed to Thursday, Jan. 30. The locations for the in-person and videoconference sessions will not change, just the date.

The blizzard warning is continued for all of Nova Scotia with low temps. At 5 a.m. it was minus -6 ºC with a windchill of -17.

The Environment Canada forecast as of 5 a.m. this morning was for 15 cm of snow coming as light snow changing to snow at times heavy and blowing snow this morning. The winds are out of the north already increasing to 50 gusting to 70 this morning.

The high this morning is -7 with a windchill of -18.

Periods of snow should end this evening followed by a 40 percent chance of flurries. The winds will continue out of the northwest at 30 km/h gusting to 50 with the temperature dropping to -9.

Environment Canada is warning that blizzard conditions with near-zero visibilities are expected throughout Nova Scotia today. 

An intensifying low pressure system developing south of the Maritimes will track northeastward passing east of Nova Scotia tonight before reaching Newfoundland Thursday morning. This disturbance will bring significant snowfall amounts of 20 to 40 centimetres, strong winds and blowing snow to the province.

 After last night's initial burst of snow, general conditions will deteriorate this morning in the west. Blizzard conditions are forecast with winds gusting at times between 70 to 90 kilometres per hour. Gradual improvement is expected from west to east tonight.

Organizations: Environment Canada, Annapolis Valley Regional School Board

Geographic location: Digby County, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland

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