Schools closed in Pictou County as storm hits area

Published on February 16, 2017

Winter weather has once again cancelled school.

All schools in the Chignecto Central Regional School Board will be closed today, February 16, 2017, due to road and weather conditions. This includes the counties of Cumberland, Colchester and Pictou, as well as the Municipality of East Hants.
Offices and work sites in in the Municipality of East Hants and the counties of Pictou and Colchester will delay opening by two hours.

 This also means that any planned Grade Primary registration sessions are cancelled, as well as any community-based, evening activities at school sites.

Winter Storm Warning

Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for Pictou County.

"A low pressure system intensifying south of Nova Scotia will move northeastward and track west of Cape Breton today," Environment Canada states. "Snow will continue until this afternoon over western and northern regions . Gusty northeast winds combined with the heavy snow will give reduced visibilities in blowing snow. Total snowfall amounts of up to 25 cm are expected by this afternoon with this storm."

Conditions are expected to gradually improve this afternoon as the low moves north of the province.

Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow. Poor weather conditions may contribute to transportation delays.

Winter storm warnings are issued when multiple types of severe winter weather are expected to occur together.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet reports to #NSStorm.