Cobequid pass blocked due to wind, rain

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Motorists are advised that both sides of the Cobequid Pass are blocked with vehicles trying to get up the hill to the toll plaza. 
 
Tractor trailors are blocking the approaches to the toll plaza on either side, preventing other vehicles from proceeding.

Motorists should expect delays and are asked to take a different route.   Transportation staff on on the scene to help remove the vehicles. Empty, high-sided vehicles are encouraged to take Trunk 4 due to high winds.  

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Wind warning for Pictou County continued

 

Northwest wind gusts of 90 to 110 km/h forecast for today.

This is a warning that potentially damaging winds are expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.

A developing low pressure system south of Nova Scotia will track northeastward this morning and pass over Eastern Cape Breton by midday. The low will then track across Newfoundland tonight.

Additional rainfall amounts of 5 to 10 millimetres are expected over Central Nova Scotia before rain changes over to snow this morning.

Strong northwest winds will develop in the wake of the system today. Over eastern areas of the province wind gusts are forecast to reach 90 to 120 km/h. Winds are expected to ease to below warning criteria this evening.

These strong northwest winds will bring colder air which will result in a precipitation change over from rain to snow over eastern areas of the province. Snowfall accumulations of 5 centimetres or more are forecast over eastern portions of the province today except 15 centimetres of snowfall with blowing snow is expected for Western Cape Breton.

In addition, higher than normal water levels and large waves due to the strong northwest winds will give rough pounding surf to north and west facing coasts of Northeastern Mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton. 

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Rainfall warning for Pictou County continued

Additional rainfall amounts of 5 to 10 millimetres are expected this morning.

This is a warning that significant rainfall is occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.

A developing low pressure system south of Nova Scotia will track northeastward this morning and pass over Eastern Cape Breton by midday. The low will then track across Newfoundland tonight.

Additional rainfall amounts of 5 to 10 millimetres are expected over Central Nova Scotia before rain changes over to snow this morning.

Strong northwest winds will develop in the wake of the system today. Over eastern areas of the province wind gusts are forecast to reach 90 to 120 km/h. Winds are expected to ease to below warning criteria this evening.

These strong northwest winds will bring colder air which will result in a precipitation change over from rain to snow over eastern areas of the province. Snowfall accumulations of 5 centimetres or more are forecast over eastern portions of the province today except 15 centimetres of snowfall with blowing snow is expected for Western Cape Breton.

In addition, higher than normal water levels and large waves due to the strong northwest winds will give rough pounding surf to north and west facing coasts of Northeastern Mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton.

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Newfoundland

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