Flights cancelled as first blizzard of 2014 bears down on Nova Scotia

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HALIFAX - The first blizzard of 2014 is bearing down on Nova Scotia as Atlantic Canadians bundle up against bone-chilling temperatures.

Environment Canada says the worst is yet to come, with another 10 to 20 centimetres of snow expected across Nova Scotia today mixed with strong winds and causing whiteout conditions.

In Halifax, streets are slick from heavy snow that fell overnight and icy temperatures that feel like -25 C with the wind.

The Halifax Stanfield International Airport is reporting a number of delays and cancellations.

There are no power outages to report.

Forecasters say the storm will also bring smaller amounts of snow and strong winds to Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, where temperatures have felt like -35 C or colder.

NB Power says there are no power outages in New Brunswick, about two weeks after a nasty ice storm left about 50,000 customers in the dark.

The blizzard is expected to dump heavy snow as it passes southeast of Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula overnight.

Organizations: Environment Canada, Halifax Stanfield International Airport, NB Power

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, HALIFAX, New Brunswick Prince Edward Island Newfoundland

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