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Public school closures continue for second day

Halifax Regional School Board says their decision was based on several factors including widespread power outages throughout the municipality
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All public school boards in Nova Scotia remain closed Friday after a storm knocked out power to tens of thousands in the province.

The Halifax Regional School Board says their decision was based on several factors including widespread power outages throughout the municipality. 

They say 40 schools were without power when they made their decision Friday morning, and the almost 100 that lost power throughout the storm need to be assessed to make sure fire alarms, furnaces, phones and internet are working.

They add, Environment Canada's wind warning says gusts of up to 100 kilometres and hour are expected to continue throughout Friday morning, and slippery road conditions are expected once the temperature drops below freezing.

The board says they will be checking all 134 of their schools for possible infrastructure damage.

A full list of closures and cancellations can be found here.


Meghan Groff

About the Author: Meghan Groff

Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the community editor for HalifaxToday.ca.
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