Snowstorm hits Nova Scotia Special
A snowstorm, which was the first of the season for some parts of Nova Scotia, made driving conditions dangerous and closed schools across the Canadian province.
Around 30 centimeters of snow fell across much of the province on Wednesday, with Sydney getting the most at just over 40 centimeters.
Shovelling was not easy, as the snow was wet and heavy - leaving some people with sore backs and shoulders.
"It was hard to move so I couldn't get enough cleared to get to college on Thursday," said Kyna Porteous, a student at the Truro campus of the Nova Scotia Community College. "A lot of people from my classes said they couldn't get there because of the weather."
Plows and salt trucks were busy, but by Thursday some roads were still not clear.
"It's pretty much a mess so far," Sgt. Russell Baker, of Cape Breton Regional Police, told the CBC
on Thursday morning. "The roads are quite treacherous."
Halifax region police said they received 66 reports of storm-related crashes and 48 vehicles were seized because they were causing an obstruction for snow removal.
Some homes and business were without power for a few hours.
New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island also got snow on Wednesday, while parts of Ontario and Quebec were hit with stormy weather on Tuesday.