Normally expectations for the start of spring come with a more happy-go-lucky feeling but Halifax wasn’t as cheery Wednesday was they awoke to a heap of snow.
As clean up got under way after a significant amount of snow fell overnight Tuesday some people found themselves angered, disappointed and, yes, stuck.
“I didn’t even get fully into the parking spot,” Monika Wile said as she finally was able to get back on the road after her vehicle was stuck in the south end of the city.
Environment Canada meteorologist Richard Lafortune said around 16 centimeters of snow came down at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, with most areas of HRM getting between 15 and 20 centimeters.
“It’s a great introduction to spring,” said Rose Zwamenburg, as she walked her dog in the snow on the Halifax Common.
What a difference a year makes. Last year on March 20, people of Halifax were in shorts and T-shirts as a record temperature of 20 C was reached.
“Hopefully we won’t have too much more of this. I’ve pretty much had it,” Lafortune said.
As for the storm Environment Canada had anticipated on Friday, Lafortune said Halifax should only get a few centimeters.
“It looks like less than five for HRM,” he said.