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Hurricane Dorian: Maritime cancellations and closures
Many stores across the Maritimes are closed for Saturday September 7, due to Hurricane Dorian.
• Marine Atlantic Ferry crossings were cancelled for Saturday and will also be cancelled on Sunday. They will continue to monitor the weather for crossings on Monday.
• Ferry crossings between PEI and Nova Scotia with Northumberland Ferries were cancelled for Saturday. Disruptions are also expected for Sunday, September 8.
• All sailings for Bay Ferries' MV Fundy Rose were cancelled for Saturday, an update has yet to be provided for Sunday.
• Halifax Transit says service is suspended on all routes, including the ferries, for the remainder of the day. T3 Transit on Prince Edward Island is operating on their regular schedule on Saturday. Codiac Transpo in Moncton says their buses are expected to run throughout the weekend. Kings Transit in Kentville finished service as of 12pm Saturday. Regular service will resume Monday, September 9. Cape Breton Transit is up and running, however there are general service delays on all routes due to road closures and debris. Route 14 CBU Sunday Service is delayed, there is no service between Gardiner Road and Tim Hortons in Reserve, and there is no service in Dominion
• Nova Scotia 511 says Nova Scotia Highway 104 from Thomson Station to the Cobequid toll booth is closed as of 2pm Saturday. As of Sunday, Chandler Cove road, Chester is also closed due to downed power lines. Londonderry Station Road in Colchester County is closed until further notice due to downed power lines. The road to Peggys Cove, Lawrencetown Road, and Highway Number 7 into Seaforth and Chezzetcook have been closed.
• The Englishtown Ferry have been suspended due to the weather.
• The Confederation Bridge is open to all traffic.
• Seal Island Bridge in Victoria County is now closed to high-sided vehicles until further notice.
• Halifax Stanfield International Airport is experiencing flight delays, cancellations, and changes. Passengers are encouraged to confirm their flight status before heading to the airport. Flights coming to and from the Saint John Airport are back on track with the exception of flight ACA7768 to Halifax and flight ACA7767 from Halifax. Early morning flights at Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport were cancelled, those set to depart after 9 a.m. Sunday are currently on time. Flights arriving or departing from the Charlottetown Airport after 11 a.m. Sunday are on schedule.
• Dalhousie's Halifax and Truro campuses, as well as the University of King's College, are closed on Sunday for the full day. Saint Mary's University in Halifax will be closed for most of the day on Sunday and is expected to reopen at 7 p.m. Mount Saint Vincent University will be closed on Sunday. St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S. will reopen at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Cape Breton University is now open. Mount Allison University, in Sackville, N.B., will be open as usual Sunday. All NSCC campuses and sites will be closed until 6am Monday.
• Mic Mac Mall will remain closed Sunday. They will resume regular hours Monday.
• Halifax Shopping Centre will remain closed on Sunday. They plan to open with regular hours on Monday.
• Halifax Public Libraries will remain closed Sunday.
• The NSLC will be open for their regular Sunday hours of 12-5 in areas that have power and where it is safe for their employees to get to work. They are asking customers to call ahead to ensure the store you plan to visit is open.
•The following Nova Scotia Museum sites remain closed, but will reopen pending restoration of power: Museum of Natural History, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Ross Farm Museum, Uniacke Estate Museum, Park Haliburton & Shand House Museums, Old Meeting House, Barrington Woolen Mill, Le Village Historique Acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse, Fisherman's Life, Prescott House Museum Museum.
More updates to come...