Maritime blizzard halts travel in Atlantic Canada
A New Year's winter blizzard has swept through the Maritimes in Atlantic Canada, and is causing some New Year's chaos for travelers.
About 35 centimetres of snow has already been dumped in Halifax, so the airport has been shut down, and all flights were cancelled after the wind gusts reached about 80 km an hour.
At Charlottetown Airport, the flights are either delayed or just cancelled.
The storm has also closed off The Confederation Bridge between P.E.I and New Bruswick to high-sided vehicles. It's also knocked out power to 2,600 customers in eastern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton.
Strong winds sweeping across the Canso causeway may cut off Cape Breton Island residents from the mainland today.
The worst of the storm is expected to hit eastern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton, which are expected to be dumped with as much as 60 centimetres of snow in some areas.
The Canadian Government has issued blizzard warnings for parts of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton today, which also have high water level warnings as well.
The combination of both these things could mean lower coastal flooding later today and tonight.
As the storm was predicted in advance, many people were ready for this next blast of winter.