Up to 20 centimetres of snow headed for Nova Scotia, New Brunswick

Snow and ice pellets. Upside? Storm chips

A plow clears the Grand Parade as a major winter storm hits Halifax on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Transportation has been interrupted and some schools, businesses and government offices have been closed. The forecast is calling for gusts of between 70 and 90 kilometres per hour and snowfall accumulations of 30 or more centimetres for some areas. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press)

A plow clears the Grand Parade after a major winter storm hit Halifax on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (Andrew Vaughan, The Canadian Press)

HALIFAX — Environment Canada is forecasting heavy snow in parts of the Maritimes today that could create dangerous driving conditions, as well as other travel headaches.

The national weather forecaster says snow will begin falling on mainland Nova Scotia and southern New Brunswick this morning and will continue into the evening.

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Up to 20 centimetres is expected, with the snow becoming mixed at times with ice pellets.

Both Air Canada and WestJet are advising that the weather could affect flights to and from east coast destinations, and travellers should check the status of their flights before heading to the airport.

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