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Halifax back to normal after winter strikes again

Thursday night's predicted storm wasn't as bad as expected

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caption Friday morning, a machine is finishing cleaning off the sidewalk for pedestrians.
Laura Hardy

Storm? What storm?

The Halifax Regional Municipality reports that snowfall ended Friday at 6 a.m. and that there was 15 to 20 centimetres of snowfall in some areas, less than the expected 40 centimetres.

Many schools and businesses closed early Thursday night in preparation of a storm that was expected to be treacherous.

caption Snow-covered roads made for slower-moving traffic Thursday night.
Laura Hardy
caption People bearing the cold and wet snow Thursday night.
Laura Hardy

Although car traffic was moving Thursday night, the same thing could not be said for anyone travelling by air.

caption Snow was falling, but cars were still on the road Thursday night.
Laura Hardy

The snow fell Thursday night. But by 10 a.m. Friday, the city was back to normal.

caption A small plow clears a sidewalk Friday morning.
Laura Hardy

Dalhousie University, which closed at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, reopened at noon.

caption Friday morning, traffic was moving normally again.
Laura Hardy

Nova Scotia Power reports that there were some power outages.

But many of them were fixed by Friday afternoon.

caption There’s snow on the ground, but people and cars are moving.
Laura Hardy

A snowstorm is in the forecast for Monday.

Nevertheless, groundhog Shubenacadie Sam is sticking to his prediction. He didn’t see his shadow, which, according to folklore, means an early spring.

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