Exercise caution when walking, driving: Police

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This may sound like a skipping CD but with Pictou County being hit with another snow storm and freezing rain last night, police are urging motorists and pedestrians to walk/drive with caution.

New Glasgow Regional Police officers have reported at 6:10 a.m. today, January 31,  that streets, roads and sidewalks continue to be snow covered and slippery. In addition, some areas are experiencing blowing snow conditions causing reduced visibility.

If you have to travel today, plan ahead, check cancellations, delayed openings, and drive to the conditions. Some sidewalks are not plowed and pedestrians that need to travel should also walk with extreme caution.

Parents and guardians are also asked to make sure children are not playing at near streets and roads in snowbanks.

Residents are also advised that the winter parking ban will be enforced during the night and early mornings from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. to allow Public Works crews to properly clear the streets and sidewalks throughout the towns. Vehicles must also be off streets under section 139 of the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act where tickets can be issued and vehicles can be towed any time, day or night, if vehicles are parked in a way that interferes with snow clearing. It is critical that vehicles are removed from streets and sidewalk areas during the snow storm to allow crews to safely maintain priority streets and emergency routes.

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