Published Friday, February 8, 2013 5:45PM AST
Last Updated Saturday, February 9, 2013 4:04PM AST
A winter storm is causing closures and cancellations across the Maritime region.
Motorists are being advised to stay off the roads. If you can’t, be sure to check conditions before heading out.
- All Saturday bookings at Halifax Regional School Board schools are cancelled.
- Centennial Pool in Halifax will be closed Saturday
- Cole Harbour Place will be closed Saturday.
- Emera Skating Oval will be closed Saturday.
- Captain William Spry Public Library, Cole Harbour Public Library, and the Dartmouth North Public Library will be closed Saturday.
- All Halifax Public Libraries will be closed Saturday.
- Halifax Shopping Centre will close at 5 p.m.
- Mic Mac Mall will close at 5 p.m.
- Mount Saint Vincent University will be closed all day Saturday and Sunday morning. Buildings will be closed during this time. Classes offered through distance learning may continue, technology permitting.
- Dartmouth Heritage Museum will be closed Saturday.
- Dartmouth Sportsplex will be closed Saturday.
- Canada Games Centre in Halifax will be closed Saturday.
- All Anglophone East School District facilities will be closed Saturday and Sunday, including events, community use and rentals.
- Brian Gallant’s “Celebrate our Past, Create our Future” tour cancelled Saturday due at Moncton’s Capital Theatre.
- YMCA of Greater Moncton will be closed Saturday.
- Saint John Transit ceased service at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
- Saint John EMO has declared a partial activation of the city's Emergency Operation Centre in response to the storm
- Select NSLC locations have reduced store hours Saturday.
- Tancook Island Ferry is closed Saturday.
- Englishtown Ferry is out of service until further notice.
- Country Harbour Ferry is out of service until further notice
- Digby Neck Ferry is out of service until further notice.
- A number of Empire Theatres are closed across all three Maritime provinces.
If you have a cancellation you would like to report, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Halifax’s winter parking ban will be in effect for several nights AND is in effect throughout the day, during snow removal operations. Cars parked on city streets could be towed. Residents will be informed when it has been lifted.
Metro Transit passengers are advised to be aware of possible service level changes on buses and ferries this weekend. Metro Transit may need to implement snow plan detours.
Travellers in all provinces are advised to check their flight schedules before arriving at the airport. Some airlines have revised their ticket change policies as a result of the storm.
Residents are encouraged to stay indoors, be prepared and have the following items on hand:
- Bottled water
- Non-perishable food items
- Warm blankets
- First-Aid kit
- Battery-operated radio