Winter storm closes schools in parts of Maritimes

HALIFAX - A storm bringing snow and rain has closed schools in parts of the Maritimes today.

Environment Canada says up to 25 centimetres of snow is expected in western Prince Edward Island and northern New Brunswick and freezing rain warnings are in effect for farther south.

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About 20 centimetres of snow is in the forecast for Cape Breton.

The messy weather has closed schools in the Fredericton and Moncton, N.B. areas.

Schools in Nova Scotia's Cumberland and Colchester counties have also been closed along with classes across P.E.I.

Blustery conditions on the Northumberland Strait have also cancelled all ferry crossings between Nova Scotia and P.E.I.


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