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Storm closures and cancellations : January 4, 2018

All Halifax Transit service has been suspended and the MacKay Bridge is shut down due to high winds
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major winter storm on the way to Nova Scotia has caused the following closures and cancellations:


Halifax Harbour Bridges has reopened the MacKay Bridge after shutting it down earlier Thursday because they had reached 120 kilometre an hour sustained winds

Halifax Transit bus service will stop running at 4 p.m.

All Halifax Transit ferry service is suspended, shuttle service will be provided at all three ferry terminals

There are several power outages reported in Halifax which are affecting some traffic lights

Halifax Harbour Bridges says the MacKay Bridge is closed to high-sided vehicles. Winds are lower at the Macdonald Bridge and the sidewalk and bike lane remain open

The MacKay Bridge closure is causing some detours for Halifax Transit routes

Several flights are cancelled at Halifax Stanfield Regional Airport, they recommend checking details with your airline if you're supposed to catch a flight within the next few days

Bay Ferries has cancelled sailings between Digby and Saint John Thursday and warn of possible cancellations Friday

Marine Atlantic has cancelled crossings between North Sydney and Port aux Basques for Thursday and Friday, and warns of potential cancellations in the coming days

Maritime Bus has cancelled some routes including 624 scheduled to depart Halifax at noon and 105 scheduled to depart Halifax at 4 p.m.

Tancook Island ferry service has been suspended



Dalhousie's Truro campus is closed

Dalhousie Halifax campuses, including King's College, are closed

Saint Mary's University is closed for the day due to power failure

Many classes at Mount Saint Vincent University have been cancelled

NSCAD is closed

All Halifax Regional School Board schools are closed today due to the weather warnings for the region, school board offices are open, their central office at Spectacle Lake is closed due to a power outage

Annapolis Valley Regional School Board has closed all schools

Chignecto-Central Regional School Board has closed all schools

Tri-County Regional School Board has closed all schools within Shelburne, Yarmouth and Digby Counties, work sites in Digby County are closed today as well

The South Shore Regional School Board has closed all schools in Lunenburg County and Queens County

Strait Regional School Board has cancelled all classes, all buildings, schools and worksites are closed

Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board has cancelled classes for all students; offices, bus garages and work sites will be closing at noon

CSAP has cancelled classes at all of their schools

All NSCC campuses are closed

Halifax Christian Academy's Armdale Campus is closed today



The Nova Scotia Health Authority advises residents to only commute to scheduled appointments if it's safe to do so, even if a clinic or office remains open. They ask you to contact your doctor’s office or clinic to reschedule your appointment if it’s not safe to travel.

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre is closed today, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) are on call as usual and can be reached at 902-425-0122

The IWK Community Midwifery Clinic is closed



Halifax Regional Municipality says curbside collection of garbage, organics, and recyclables scheduled for Friday has been cancelled

Halifax Provincial Court's Night Court & Small Claims Court are cancelled for tonight

All branches and departments of Halifax Public Libraries are closed for the remainder of the day

Halifax Recreation is closing most of their centres at 4:30 p.m., contact your local rec centre to find out its status

The Public Gardens is now closed until further notice

Canadian Red Cross office in Dartmouth is closed

The Passport Office in Halifax and multiple Service Canada Centres in Nova Scotia are temporarily closed today

Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia’s office in Halifax will remain closed today

YMCA of Greater Halifax / Dartmouth says all YPHD after school programs sites will be closed and Forever Fit Group Fitness Classes will be closed today

ISANS says all classes and workshops are cancelled today, ISANS offices are closed

Veith House is closed today

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre is closed today, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) are on call as usual and can be reached at 902-425-0122

All YMCA programs are cancelled for this evening, including the AIM program

The Nova Scotia Archives is closed



Halifax Shipyard will close at 4:00 p.m. today, night shift (4:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.) and back shift (12:00 a.m.-7:30 a.m.) are cancelled

Halifax Shopping Centre is closed

Mic Mac Mall is closed

Sunnyside Mall has no power and is shutting down for the rest of the day

The Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market has closed early

All NSLCs in the Halifax and Dartmouth area will close at 5 p.m.

Many other businesses are shut down due to power outages, it's a good idea to call ahead before heading out



Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 will be closed for the day

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia will be closed today

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic has closed for the day

The Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History is closed

The Discovery Centre will be closed today



The AUS men’s and women’s basketball games (Saint Mary’s at Acadia) scheduled for tonight at 6 and 8 p.m. have been postponed



The Department of Environment office in Bedford has closed for the day

Halifax Regional Municipality has closed the Bayers Road Centre 

The Municipality of East Hants are closed

Department of Fisheries and Oceans offices in metro Halifax are closed

All Access Nova Scotia Centres are now closed 

All municipal offices in the Halifax Regional Municipality are now closed

Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education offices across the province are closed for the day

Meghan Groff

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Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana & lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the community editor for
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