Weather Watch - Feb. 10: UPDATED at 5:40 p.m.

John Brannen
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If you have any photos from the weekend's storm send them to christopher.cameron@ngnews.ca or tweet them to him at @NGNewsChris.

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Feb. 10

5:40 p.m. I went looking for people out playing in the snow, venturing to Stellarton to see if anyone was sledding. Nobody was to be found. It also seems as though the streets that were once clear have snow accumulating again. Snow continues to blow around outside and the roads are greasier than yesterday. I would recommend staying in.

We also just had the main photo, of the tractor trailer, submitted. It was taken around 4 p.m. near Mount Thom. - Chris

2:45 p.m. After leaving the office and travelling in New Glasgow and Trenton, the main streets are clear. Side streets are cleared in some cases. Downtown New Glasgow is still digging out parking spots and sidewalks, but the main driving path down Provost is clear. I saw three separate plows out in the two towns so it looks like crews are continuing to clean up the towns. 

The blowing snow looks like it is causing trouble with snow blowing back onto roads. - Chris

11:50 a.m. Snow continues to fall in the region. Wind also is blowing around the snow is down already. Residents are recommended to stay off the roads.

From Environment Canada: 

Today - Periods of snow and blowing snow. Amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind north 50 km/h gusting to 80. Temperature steady near minus 5. 

Tonight - Mainly cloudy with 40 percent chance of flurries early this evening. Clearing late this evening. Local blowing snow this evening. Wind northwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 diminishing to 20 gusting to 40 near midnight. Low minus 12.

Feb. 9

6:00 p.m. Snowfall warning still in effect for Pictou County.

From Enviroment Canada:

Tonight: Snow at times mixed with freezing rain early this evening. Snowfall amount 10 to 15 cm. Blowing snow. Wind northeast 50 km/h gusting to 80 becoming northwest 50 gusting to 80 overnight. Low minus 8.

Sunday: Periods of snow ending in the afternoon then a mix of sun and cloud. Amount 5 cm. Blowing snow. Wind northwest 50 km/h gusting to 80. High minus 5.

4:49 - Just a note to let everyone know that the Highland Square Mall  is closed today. Canadian Tire, Wal-Mart, and Future Shop are open. Be safe.

1:52 -Tonight's Valentine's Dance at the Watervale Ski-Doo club has been canceled.

Highway Cams - Click here to a link of highway cameras in the area, to help you plan your travel accordingly.

Winter Storm photo gallery - We're starting a winter storm gallery so send in your weather pics and they'll get uploaded. Please not we're looking for recent pics of this weather event. Click here to check it out.

1:19 p.m. - An 18-wheeler slid off the road this morning on the Trans Canada Highway just passed Exit 27 towards Antigonish. The driver was experiencing near-whiteout conditions, saw the sign for the upcoming divided highway and thought it divided immeadiately and went off the road. The driver was not injured. The RCMP was called and two tow trucks came to remove the truck around noon.   

12:27  p.m. - The Pictou County Weeks Crushers game scheduled for tonight in Amherst has been cancelled by the MHL, who cancelled every Saturday game as of this morning. - Chris

9:25 a.m.- Looks like things are as bad as the original forecast. Here's the latest coming from Environment Canada:

Today Snow at times heavy and blowing snow. Amount 15 to 25 cm. Wind northeast 50 km/h gusting to 80. High minus 6. 

Tonight Periods of snow and blowing snow. Amount 10 cm. Wind north 50 km/h gusting to 80. Low minus 8. 

Sunday Periods of snow and blowing snow ending in the afternoon then clearing. Amount 5 cm. Wind north 50 km/h gusting to 80 becoming northwest 40 gusting to 60 in the afternoon. High minus 5.

 

9:10 p.m. - Please note the YMCA of New Glasgow and Pictou both closed today.

8:53 p.m. - Many events and activities have been cancelled today. Click here to see a roundup of what we gathered yesterday. If you have a cancellation to report, tweet me @NGNewsJohn or email me john.brannen@ngnews.ca.

8:45 p.m. - Here's a great weather shot sent in by Nelly Smees in Trafalgar.

8:30 p.m. - Good morning Pictou County! Be sure to send in your weather pics and news tips to me at anytime today. Also check out the 'First Cup with John Brannen' button, that take you to a newsfeed of all the tweets from The News' reporters by clicking here.

 

Geographic location: Pictou County

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