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Updated: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 06:37:58 GMT | By CBC News, cbc.ca

Storm's aftermath causes school cancellations in N.S.



A pedestrian walks through the snow at the start of a winter storm in Halifax on Sunday. The region is expecting high winds and up to 30 centimetres of snow. Andrew VaughanéCanadian Press

A pedestrian walks through the snow at the start of a winter storm in Halifax on Sunday. The region is expecting high winds and up to 30 centimetres of snow. Andrew VaughanéCanadian Press

Schools in the Annapolis Valley and on the South Shore are cancelled after Nova Scotia was hit with heavy snow, rain and wind.

So far, schools in these regions are closed:

- All Annapolis Valley Regional School Board schools

- All South Shore Regional School Board schools

- Centre Scolaire de la Rive-Sud in Cookville

- All CSAP (French language) schools 

- All Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board schools

- Schools in Guysborough County

- St. Mary's Education Centre

- Sandy Lake Academy in Bedford

- École Rose-Des-Vents in Greenwood

Four families of schools in the Halifax region are also closed: 

- Duncan MacMillan

- Eastern Shore District

- Musquodoboit Rural

- Sir John A. Macdonald 

CBC meteorologist Kalin Mitchell said approximately 20 centimetres of snow fell in Nova Scotia on Sunday, and it later turned to rain. The temperature then dipped overnight, creating black ice on highways and roads on Monday morning.

Schools in New Brunswick, which was buried under 30 centimetres of snow, were opened, but many buses were running late. 

High winds knocked out power in New Brunswick and Cape Breton overnight. At 5:50 a.m. AT, there were still about 1,400 customers without power in Cape Breton, but electricity was restored before 7 a.m.

Dozens of flights at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, the Fredericton International Airport and the Charlottetown Airport were cancelled as the provinces grappled with winds up to 90 km/h. The airports are still grappling with delays and rescheduled flight.

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