While some parts of Canada are still enjoying some relatively mild late fall weather, a Nova Scotia snowstorm is wreaking absolute havoc on the province. Huge amounts of blowing snow have made driving a nearly impossible task, and residents have been sharing their own photos and videos of the winter chaos.
As of now, Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Nova Scotia, stating that some areas can expect to see 10 to 15 more centimetres of snow moving into the late evening.
Snow squall watches have also been issued for some areas of the province, where residents can expect to see up to 20 centimetres of the white stuff. Visibility is also expected to be very poor.
The Nova Scotia RCMP issued their own warning about driving on the snowy roads today, writing, "Weather is impacting road conditions across the province. Roads may be slippery or wet so please adjust your speeds and drive carefully."
Weather is impacting road conditions across the province. Roads may be slippery or wet so please adjust your speeds and drive carefully.— RCMP, Nova Scotia (@RCMP, Nova Scotia)1574948567.0
The weather has made for some incredibly difficult driving conditions and the high winds have even taken down power lines in some areas.
Nova Scotia residents have been capturing some of the winter chaos and posting it on Twitter, highlighting the slippery, snow-filled roads, and the massive backups of traffic.
"Cars off the road, power outages throughout Lwr Sackville. Many intersections on Sackville Dr are stop&go without working lights. Traffic at a standstill. Power is out at Superstore," wrote Geordie Brown.
"Truck & a van trying its best to get up the hill in burnside. A LOT of people are getting stuck. IF YOU ARE SPINNING/STUCK, PUT ON YOUR 4-WAY FLASHERS" wrote another Twitter user.
Another photo shows a line of vehicles navigating through deep snow with very little visibility. “Plow truck spun out on Fall River Rd,” the tweet read.
Plow truck spun out on Fall River Rd in #FallRiverNS tonight I was sent this. #traffic #NSStorm https://t.co/f7yJuNtByq— The Laker News - Pat Healey 🇨🇦 (@The Laker News - Pat Healey 🇨🇦)1574969810.0
This is the 102 between Fall River and Sackville! @hfxtraffic https://t.co/S9ppLf4WQ2— L. Richard (@L. Richard)1574971761.0
A video of the mayhem shows just how impossible it is to see right now in Halifax. Even wipers aren’t doing the trick.
#nsstorm halifax inbound help https://t.co/d6HzYlKWrn— c pinned (@c pinned)1574973198.0
In equally shocking images, we see power lines down as a result of tree branches collapsing. “Power lines down across roads in Lower Sackville from branches collapsing,” reads the caption.
Two more videos depict just how terrible the driving conditions are. With cars stuck in every direction and vehicles slipping off the road, it’s not an ideal day to be commuting in Nova Scotia.
Tough sledding on Hwy 102 outside of Halifax right now, with tractor-trailers in the ditch and cars sliding all ove… https://t.co/8L0XeFgxYz— Greg Mercer (@Greg Mercer)1574976114.0
Reason for the delay inbound 102 between Fall River and Sackville! @hfxtraffic https://t.co/sfbC7xTmt0— L. Richard (@L. Richard)1574973781.0
"PLEASE SLOW DOWN & BE PATIENT," urges one Nova Scotia driver, sharing a photo of yet another car stuck in the snow.
As we get further into winter, there's no doubt that other parts of Canada will start seeing some pretty intense snowstorms like this one.
Stay safe out there, folks. If you don't need to leave your home, we'd suggest staying indoors.