Spring blizzard in southwest Nova Scotia

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Published on March 25, 2014

Sunset March 25 was calm and beautiful at Harbourville. With temperatures at minus 1 C, clear skies and no wind it was hard to believe a blizzard was in the forecast.

Published on March 26, 2014

Sunset March 25 was calm and beautiful at Harbourville. With temperatures at minus 1 C, clear skies and no wind it was hard to believe a blizzard was in the forecast.

Published on March 25, 2014

Grocery stores in Kings County were hit hard by the pre-storm buying blitz.

Published on March 26, 2014

This Coldbrook deer was unperturbed by the next day's weather forecast.

Published on March 26, 2014

Kentville just as the snow started. 

Published on March 26, 2014

Our offices just as the snow started. 

Published on March 26, 2014

Not feeling very spring like in Yarmouth. Even the sign outside the Mariners Centre is confused. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on March 26, 2014

An empty downtown Yarmouth on the morning of March 26. The majority of businesses are closed. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on March 26, 2014

Boats tied up in Yarmouth harbour to ride out the storm. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on March 26, 2014

Heading in Yarmouth Wednesday morning. As the day morning wears on it'll go from bad to worse. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on March 26, 2014

Starrs Road Wednesday morning. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on March 26, 2014

Main Street, Yarmouth, 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26.
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Published on March 26, 2014

Taking flight before the storm? 

Published on March 26, 2014

Look Off as the storm started

Published on March 26, 2014

The sign on the door at the Frenchy's location in Berwick says it all. Many businesses and services in Kings County have closed up shop, so before heading out be sure to call ahead

Published on March 26, 2014

Around 11 a.m. on Wolfville Ridge

Published on March 26, 2014

The "view" on the South Mountain around noon.

Published on March 26, 2014

From the Fundy Coast just before the storm hit in earnest this afternoon.

Published on March 26, 2014

Wolfville Ridge snow around noon.

Published on March 26, 2014

Jake surveys the his territory as the storm starts to pick up a bit at 11 a.m. in Centreville. A little look around, then back inside where it's cozy!

Published on March 26, 2014

Camper is watching for spring - or a bird for lunch.

Published on March 26, 2014

This was the scene in New Minas at just before 1 p.m. March 26.

Published on March 26, 2014

This New Minas subdivision street was deserted at just before 1 p.m. March 26.

Published on March 26, 2014

The people living in a home in Summerville, Yarmouth County, were left without power this tree came down in their yard, bringing down a power line with it.

Published on March 26, 2014

Wedgeport around noon. Photo from Milda Boudreau.

Published on March 26, 2014

Conditions in downtown Yarmouth got worse as the morning went on. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on March 26, 2014

Highway 101 near Wolfville at 1 p.m.

Published on March 26, 2014

Stuck in the snow in the middle of John Street.
CARLA ALLEN PHOTO

Published on March 26, 2014

The view from Forest and Main.
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Published on March 26, 2014

The view from Forest and Main.
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Published on March 26, 2014

The view from Forest and Main.
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Published on March 26, 2014

Lovebird says it's not bad being an indoor bird today.

Published on March 26, 2014

Brian Porter's 10-month-old mastiff pup Timber has the right idea today.

Published on March 26, 2014

Charles doesn't mind the snow in Newtonville.

Published on March 26, 2014

This plow was out in Paradise on Highway 1 this afternoon. Crews have been battling blowing and drifting snow that is expect to keep coming until tomorrow morning.

Published on March 26, 2014

A pair of brave souls in Wolfville took to the streets on bikes.

Published on March 26, 2014

A momentary easing of the weather at this New Minas feeder around 5 p.m.

Published on March 26, 2014

Digging out. FRED A. HATFIELD PHOTO

Published on March 26, 2014

Storm day in Yarmouth. Photo sent in by Melissa Harris.

Published on March 26, 2014

Forty centimetres in this Coldbrook yard before dark and still snowing 

Published on March 26, 2014

Whiteout in Canning 

Published on March 26, 2014

Drifts in Aylesford at 7 pm

Published on March 26, 2014

Drifts in Aylesford at 7 pm

Published on March 26, 2014

A small work barge, that was tied to a larger one moored just off the Digby wharf, broke free about 7 p.m. Wednesday night. A fisherman who was checking on his boat said the barge took four minutes to cross the harbour and go around near the bottom of Warwick Street.

Published on March 26, 2014

Oliver, Nathan and Buddy Janson were out for a walk in downtown Digby Wednesday night.

Published on March 26, 2014

Shovel and tools. Queen Street, Digby.

Published on March 26, 2014

Delivering soup and worried it was going to get cold. Queen Street, Digby.

Published on March 26, 2014

This taxi slipped into a snowbank in downtown Digby and had to be towed out Wednesday afternoon.

Published on March 26, 2014

Clearing snow, Second Avenue, Digby.

Published on March 26, 2014

Big drift, downtown Digby.

Published on March 26, 2014

Sidewalk drift, Church Street, Digby.

Published on March 26, 2014

Crazy 8s at the Digby firehall, Wednesday.

Published on March 27, 2014

The Liverpool waterfront flooded around high tide on March 26. 

Published on March 26, 2014

Weymouth Fire Department returns from a chimney fire on the Kinney Road in Ashmore Wednesday afternoon. A firefighter came with his own personal plow so they could get to the fire.

Published on March 26, 2014

Whiteout on Queen Street, Digby.

Published on March 26, 2014

Digby wharf, low tide Wednesday noon.

Published on March 26, 2014

Inspecting Highway 101 near Wolfville during a brief lull in the storm around 7 p.m. No traffic, but the plow had been through.

Published on March 26, 2014

New Minas 12 hours into the storm

Published on March 27, 2014

Published on March 27, 2014

There's plenty of snow to clean up in Wolfville. 

Published on March 27, 2014

A plow trundles up King Street in Shelburne. People are digging out after a severe early spring blizzard.

Published on March 27, 2014

Clearing a path Thursday morning in Yarmouth through the snow. FRED A. HATFIELD PHOTO

Published on March 27, 2014

Digging out from the March 26 blizzard in Yarmouth the morning after. FRED A. HATFIELD PHOTO

Published on March 27, 2014

Snow blowers are getting a workout as Yarmouth was digging itself out Thursday from Wednesday's blizzard. FRED A. HATFIELD PHOTO

Published on March 27, 2014

Snow drifts and snow piles are the story of the day in Yarmouth. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on March 27, 2014

Still quite windy in Yarmouth on Thursday morning with snow blowing off drifts in some part of the town. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on March 27, 2014

Mike Gillespie plows snow at the Bridgetown ESSO Wednesday in an effort to keep the pumps open. High winds and heavy snow kept him busy.

Published on March 27, 2014

Main Street Yarmouth Thursday morning. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on March 27, 2014

Where once there was a sidewalk..... Along the Alma Square side of the Colins Street parking lot. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on March 27, 2014

Shoveling snow on Main Street in Yarmouth. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on March 27, 2014

Not all business/property owners had shovelled the snow yet, making it tricky in some spots along Yarmouth's Main Street. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on March 27, 2014

Need a seat? We found one among the drifts in Alma Square. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on March 27, 2014

Shoveling, shoveling, shoveling....TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Published on March 27, 2014

Maxine Chandler got a head start on shovelling March 26 to try to keep up with the anticipated snowfall.

Published on March 27, 2014

Residents of Windsor did their best to prepare for the aftermath of the storm.

Published on March 27, 2014

Tackling the snow drifts with a snowblower in Shelburne.

Published on March 27, 2014

Snow shovels were out in force in Shelburne.

Published on March 27, 2014

Windsor’s Rodney Hamilton was one of many Nova Scotians who used a snowblower to clear his driveway the day after the big storm.

Published on March 27, 2014

A shorter driveway may be in order.

Published on March 27, 2014

A large branch downed by the storm on a Willow Street property.
CARLA ALLEN PHOTO

Published on March 27, 2014

Some vehicles were entombed by drifts at Foster Auto Sales in Dayton.
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Published on March 27, 2014

Despite the sunshine March 27, man nor beast wanted to be outside in all that snow.

Published on March 27, 2014

It's spring! Time to dig out the bicycles.
CARLA ALLEN PHOTO

Published on March 27, 2014

Sidewalk crews at work in Wolfville.

Published on March 27, 2014

Sidewalk crews at work in Wolfville.

Published on March 27, 2014

Sunshine and blowing snow over Wolfville Harbour.

Published on March 27, 2014

Wolfville Harbour looking more like January than March...

Published on March 27, 2014

Wolfville Public Works crews at work

Published on March 27, 2014

There certainly is a lot of snow to clean up in Wolfville

Published on March 27, 2014

There was still blowing across roads in Kings County midday on the 27th, leading to some dangerous driving conditions.

Published on March 27, 2014

There was still blowing across roads in Kings County midday on the 27th, leading to some dangerous driving conditions.

Published on March 27, 2014

Crews repair the roof of a chicken barn near Lawrencetown.

Published on March 27, 2014

A DOT plow was off the road in Birchtown on Thursday morning.

Published on March 27, 2014

There was hardly any snow in the fields on Elliott Road. It all ended up in this driveway. One man watches for traffic while the other drives the tractor. You can just see the tractor exhaust pipe and the driver's head peeking up over the pile of snow.

Published on March 27, 2014

There were some big drifts on the Brooklyn Road. This one is beside John Bruce's farm.

Published on March 27, 2014

It looks like the road ends, but it's just a giant drift that the plow didn't clear because of a low-hanging power line. Motorists got around it by going through the farmer's yard.

Published on March 27, 2014

This is the same drift but looking west. Note the path through the snow into the barn yard on the right. That's how people got around it.

Published on March 27, 2014

High tide at Hall's Harbour on the morning of March 27. Winds were still very strong
and lots of wave action and crashing surf. - Colleen George photo

Published on March 27, 2014

Digby firefighter William Grover on a Bloomfield rooftop about 4:30 a.m. Thursday, March 27.

Published on March 27, 2014

Digby Fire Department’s Truck #2 makes it own path down the unplowed Bloomfield Road early Thursday.

Published on March 27, 2014

Digby firefighter Drew McLean on the Bloomfield Road.

Published on March 27, 2014

Digby’s Truck #3 lights up on the scene.

Published on March 27, 2014

Weymouth Fire Department returns from a chimney fire on the Kinney Road in Ashmore Wednesday afternoon.

Published on March 27, 2014

The smaller McNally work barge made its first stop on the Digby waterfront after breaking free from the larger barge, visible in the background, next to the Digby wharf during the storm Wednesday night.

Published on March 27, 2014

The work barge shortly after it arrived on the Digby waterfront Wednesday night.

Published on March 27, 2014

A wave breaks over the work barge on the Digby waterfront Wednesday night.

Published on March 27, 2014

The barge makes it first stop on the Digby waterfront Wednesday night.

Published on March 27, 2014

The barge makes it first stop on the Digby waterfront Wednesday night.

Published on March 27, 2014

The barge then headed for Smiths Cove a little after 9 a.m. Thursday.

Published on March 27, 2014

The McNally barge sitting high and dry on the shore in Smiths Cove.

Published on March 27, 2014

Crews work on the barge Thursday afternoon.

Published on March 28, 2014

Visibility is near zero as a few brave drivers make their way through Weymouth North on Wednesday afternoon.

Published on March 28, 2014

A car spins up Cosman Hill in Weymouth North during the height of the storm.

Published on March 28, 2014

Gusts of over 100 kilometers an hour reduce visibility to near zero.

Published on March 28, 2014

Blair Mellor’s truck is barely visible as he works to clear a snow drifted driveway.

Published on March 28, 2014

Shawn Nickerson has his work cut out for him as he clears a mountain of snow from his driveway Thursday morning.

Published on March 28, 2014

A five foot snow drift in David Hazelton’s driveway awaits his shovel.

Published on March 28, 2014

A tractor is used to help dislodge the sidewalk snow blower stuck in a snowbank in front of the Sissiboo Home Hardware store in Weymouth.

Published on March 28, 2014

Rick Wagner’s tractor is the only way to clear out David and Tracey Doucette’s driveway.

Published on March 28, 2014

The village’s sidewalk snow blower is stuck in a huge drift on Main Street  and waits for the help of a tractor to pull it out.

Published on March 28, 2014

Maxmien Doucet and his wife Rosa team up to clear their driveway after Wednesday’s storm.

Published on March 28, 2014

Adrien LeBlanc drives the plow through Weymouth North to clear the rest of the snow from the sides of the highway.

Published on March 28, 2014

Shingles are being replaced after high winds ripped them off this Weymouth North roof.

Images from the March 26-27 storm around southwest Nova Scotia

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