Nova Scotia Journal

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Storm surge wind alerts stay in impact for much of Nova Scotia

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Key takeaways: 

  • Storm surges could push flooding along the coast.
  • CBRM officials shut down a part of Bentinck Street in Sydney, N.S., close to Wentworth Park due to flooding before this month.

Wind alerts for the whole of Nova Scotia: 

After Saturday’s winter storm, storm surge and wind alerts are still impacting much of Nova Scotia, closing down some routes in the Halifax and Sydney regions.

Environment Canada has published storm surge alerts along the Atlantic coast, from Shelburne County to Sydney Metro and Cape Breton County.

The climate agency states the storm surge is predicted to persist till 8 a.m. AT, and could potentially induce flooding along the shoreline.

According to the Department of Public Works, storm surges are washing over Route 333 close to West Dover in Halifax County before Sunday, and visibility is decreased. There could also be debris over the street.

In Sydney, several streets shut due to flooding Saturday night.

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Teams with public works shut Prince Street near the Sydney Shopping Centre, Townsend Street at Inglis and Hugh streets, and Morrison Street at Brookland Street. Cabot Street, Royal Avenue, and St. Peters Road are also shut at Cottage and Hospital streets, while Bentick Street is intercepted at Crescent Street and Byng Avenue.

“Bypass driving through enormous amounts of water on the streets as there can be hidden hazards,” a tweet from the Cape Breton Regional Municipality stated. Source –

Wind alerts also impact most of the region, besides Hants, Colchester, Pictou, Antigonish, and Cumberland counties.

Environment Canada states most places could see winds between 90-100 km/hr early Sunday, mainly along with uncovered coast locations. CBC meteorologist Tina Simpkin states that winds will relax this afternoon, and temperatures will drop.

This climate arrives the day after a winter storm of severe snow, frost pellets, icy rain, and rain pounded the region Saturday, forcing poor street situations and power outages.

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