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Nova Scotia is closed down today as it braces for a severe spring storm that has already started to bring strong winds and as much as 40 centimetres of snow to some parts of the province.

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John Fairfull makes his way past the tall ship Silva as snow begins to fall along the waterfront in Halifax. A major snowstorm will be crossing the Maritime provinces today.

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A man makes his way down Barrington street in downtown Halifax. March 26, 2014. Nova Scotia is closed down today as it braces for a severe spring storm that has already started to bring strong winds and as much as 40 centimetres of snow to some parts of the province.

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Adam Excel wears ski goggles as he walks down Barrington street in downtown Halifax. March 26, 2014. Nova Scotia is closed down today as it braces for a severe spring storm that has already started to bring strong winds and as much as 40 centimetres of snow to some parts of the province.

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Three people struggle through high winds and snow as they cross Hollis street in downtown Halifax. Nova Scotia is closed down today as it braces for a severe spring storm that has already started to bring strong winds and as much as 40 centimetres of snow to some parts of the province.

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Two women brace as they walk through blowing snow on Hollis street in downtown Halifax. March 26, 2014. Nova Scotia is closed down today as it braces for a severe spring storm that has already started to bring strong winds and as much as 40 centimetres of snow to some parts of the province.

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A man takes a cell phone video of the blizzard from the empty deck of one of the harbour Halifax ferries on a crossing to Dartmouth. March 26, 2014. Nova Scotia is closed down today as it braces for a severe spring storm that has already started to bring strong winds and as much as 40 centimetres of snow to some parts of the province.

Paul Darrow/The Globe and Mail

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Office workers leave their building at the bank district in downtown Halifax. March 26, 2014. Nova Scotia is closed down today as it braces for a severe spring storm that has already started to bring strong winds and as much as 40 centimetres of snow to some parts of the province.

Paul Darrow/The Globe and Mail

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Adam Excel walks down Barrington street during the blizzard in downtown Halifax. March 26, 2014. Nova Scotia is closed down today as it braces for a severe spring storm that has already started to bring strong winds and as much as 40 centimetres of snow to some parts of the province.

Paul Darrow/The Globe and Mail

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