Winter

Halifax schools closed after overnight snowfall

Halifax Regional Municipality tells people to be cautious on roads and sidewalks

Coburg Road has been cleared of snow after an overnight snowfall Tuesday.   Olivia Lavery

All schools in the Halifax Regional School Board are closed Tuesday after an overnight snowfall.

Road conditions were messy Tuesday morning.

Dalhousie University’s Halifax campuses and the University of King’s College reopened at 11:30 a.m., while Saint Mary’s University, Mount Saint Vincent University, and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design reopened at noon.

Nova Scotia Community College Metro campuses are closed for the day.

The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising people to be careful as they walk and drive.

Halifax Transit was operating on a snow plan on Tuesday morning, but most routes are back to their normal service.

Some recreation programs were delayed. The HRM is advising people to call their local facilities for more updates and information.

Solid waste collection is still scheduled, although the HRM says that delays should be expected.

An overnight parking ban will be in place from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Wednesday so that crews can continue to clear the roads and sidewalks.

There is continued snow and ice in the forecast for the rest of the day.

Halifax Christian Academy, Halifax Grammar, and Sacred Heart are also closed.

Other schools and services around the province have been affected by the snowfall. Schools in Chignecto-Central, Cape-Breton Victoria, Annapolis Valley, and Strait Regional districts are closed as well.