EMO office urging Nova Scotians to prepare for major snowstorm

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Nova Scotia's EMO office is warning people to be prepared for a major storm bearing down on the region.

HALIFAX – The Emergency Management Office is advising Nova Scotians to prepare themselves for a major winter storm expected to hit the region late today.

"EMO is staying in touch with Environment Canada as this storm approaches," said Ross Landry, Emergency Management Minister. "The best advice we can offer, if this storm hits as expected, is to stay home safe and warm."

The amount of snow forecast along with high winds will provide a challenge for snow removal equipment. Some areas of the province may be looking at prolonged cleanup times. Nova Scotians should take precautionary measures in case they are storm stayed.

"We make every effort to keep our roads safe," said Maurice Smith, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. "Every piece of our winter maintenance equipment is ready to go and they plow continuously while the snow is coming down."

If road travel is an absolute necessity drivers can check the latest road conditions before departing by calling 511, checking the 511 website at http://511.gov.ns.ca . The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure and Renewal website also offers highway cams at www.gov.ns.ca/tran/cameras .

For road clearing and winter driving tips go to http://novascotia.ca/tran/winter/. Weather updates are available from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/ .

The Emergency Management Office (EMO) is advising Nova Scotians to prepare themselves for a major winter storm expected to hit the region late today, Feb. 8.

"EMO is staying in touch with Environment Canada as this storm approaches," said Ross Landry, Emergency Management Minister. "The best advice we can offer, if this storm hits as expected, is to stay home safe and warm."

The amount of snow forecast along with high winds will provide a challenge for snow removal equipment. Some areas of the province may be looking at prolonged cleanup times. Nova Scotians should take precautionary measures in case they are storm stayed.

"We make every effort to keep our roads safe," said Maurice Smith, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. "Every piece of our winter maintenance equipment is ready to go and they plow continuously while the snow is coming down."

If road travel is an absolute necessity drivers can check the latest road conditions before departing by calling 511, checking the 511 website at http://511.gov.ns.ca . The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure and Renewal website also offers highway cams at www.gov.ns.ca/tran/cameras .

For road clearing and winter driving tips go to http://novascotia.ca/tran/winter/. Weather updates are available from Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/ .

 

Organizations: Emergency Management Office, Environment Canada, Department of Transportation and Infrastructure

Geographic location: Nova Scotians

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  • Frankie MacDonald
    April 12, 2013 - 15:30

    I heard the Ice Caps has Break up in the arctic and Antarctica and climate is changing and Vancouver British Columbia will be getting a Magnitude 9.0 earthquake very soon and it is going to be very powerful.

  • WorkingClassHero
    February 08, 2013 - 14:52

    "Ross Landry, Emergency Management Minister. "The best advice we can offer, if this storm hits as expected, is to stay home safe and warm." Tell that to our employers who force you to come in... My work was open during White Juan with about 100cm in that storm. Who the H*ll needs Home Improvement items during a Blizzard?