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Environment Canada issues blowing snow alert in Annapolis Valley

Highway 101 in Coldbrook shortly before 10 a.m. Jan. 7. Source: https://novascotia.ca/tran/cameras/
Highway 101 in Coldbrook shortly before 10 a.m. Jan. 7. Source: https://novascotia.ca/tran/cameras/ - Submitted

ANNAPOLIS VALLEY - The snow squall warning from Jan. 6 has been lifted, but motorists aren’t in the clear yet.

As of 5 a.m. Jan. 7, Environment Canada issued a blowing snow advisory for the Annapolis Valley.

The weather statement warns that snow and blowing snow could result in hazardous travel conditions, causing significantly reduced visibility on some roadways.

“Strong westerly winds combined with onshore flurries is giving reduced visibilities in blowing snow for communities along the Bay of Fundy from Hants to Yarmouth County,” the prepared statement reads.

“Blowing snow advisories are issued when winds are expected to create blowing snow, giving poor visibility to 800 metres or less for at least three hours.”

The forecast indicated that conditions could improve later in the day, but the daily high temperature would be around -12 C with a frigid wind chill of – 31 C. It is anticipated the areas hit with the most snow could see roughly 5 cm in flurries.

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