Spring: that time of year when the last bits of winter fade away and flowers begin to blossom.
In Halifax, it was a different story Monday. The sun rose on the second day of spring. We just couldn’t see it behind the winter storm clouds hurling snow and freezing rain at the city.
Here’s what some people around town had to say on social media:
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In the morning, a bit of snow started falling and it quickly mixed with ice pellets. Those ice pellets make it hard to tell how much snow came down. Close to noon the weather transitioned into freezing rain.
— Pete Stevens (@indoblue82) March 21, 2016
Tracey Talbot, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, says we shouldn’t be surprised if more storms visit Nova Scotia in the coming weeks.
“We’re probably not out of the woods quite yet. Nova Scotia has had snowstorms well into April,” she said.
Believe it or not, there’s a silver lining. April is almost here and temperatures are warming up. Talbot says any other storm that comes will melt pretty quickly and “won’t stick around very long.”
Although the storm is over, the city is cleaning up the last bit of Old Man Winter so the parking ban is in effect from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.
Parking ban enforced tonight from 1:00 AM until 6:00 AM
— Halifax Parking Ban (@HFXParkingBan) March 21, 2016
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