Travel Advisory – Marine Atlantic March 8, 2018

Weather Impact Advisory- 8/3/2018

Marine Atlantic advises customers that due to adverse weather in the Cabot Strait the following changes have been made to our schedule:

•Port aux Basques to North Sydney Thursday, March 08, 2018 at 2345 is now scheduled to depart Friday, March 09, 2018 at 1145.
•North Sydney to Port aux Basques Thursday, March 08, 2018 at 2345 is now scheduled to depart Thursday, March 08, 2018 at 1145.

If you would like to make alternate travel arrangements please contact our toll free reservation line at 1-800-341-7981.

Marine Atlantic advises our customers that due to impending weather conditions in the Cabot Strait we anticipate a potential impact to the following departures:
•North Sydney to Port aux Basques Friday, March 09, 2018 at 1145.
•Port aux Basques to North Sydney Friday, March 09, 2018 at 1145.
•North Sydney to Port aux Basques Friday, March 09, 2018 at 2345.
•Port aux Basques to North Sydney Friday, March 09, 2018 at 2345.

EAST COAST STORM WARNINGS – March 8, 2018

Snow expected Today and again on Friday and Saturday.

A low pressure system will approach from the southwest and into southern New Brunswick today and moving into Nova Scotia as well as Prince Edward Island. Snowfall amounts are expected to be in the 15-20 cm range.

The precipitation will taper off in the south to showers or flurries by Friday morning. However in the north snow will continue overnight into Friday, possibly requiring snowfall warnings to be extended northwards. Also, the heavy wet snow may load branches and electrical lines, possibly causing local power disruptions.

Later on Friday into Saturday a second disturbance will spread snow in from the east, initially mixed with a little rain. Snowfall amounts with this second system may be significant, possibly reaching the warning criteria of 15 cm in 12 hours.

Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow. There may be a significant impact on rush hour traffic in urban areas. There may also be intense winds giving blowing snow and possible blizzard conditions.

Please note that our Moncton, NB terminal has closed for the day due to the white out conditions.

Spring Thaw Projection Dates – February 23, 2018

Please note the projected Spring Thaw dates for 2018

ZONE 1 – from Monday March 5 (00:01) to Friday, May 4 (23:59)

ZONE 2 – from Monday March 19 (00:01) to Friday, May 18 (23:59

ZONE 3 – from Monday March 26 (00:01) to Friday, May 25 (23:59)

Depending on the changes in weather conditions, the start and end of the load restriction period may be moved ahead or postponed.

Maritime will keep you updated as information is provided.

TRAVEL ADVISORY – MARINE ATLANTIC February 22, 2018

Weather Impact Advisory – 21/2/2018

Marine Atlantic advises customers that due to high winds and sea conditions the following changes have been made to our schedule:

•Port aux Basques to North Sydney Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 2345 is now scheduled to depart Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 1145, weather permitting.
•North Sydney to Port aux Basques Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 2345 is now scheduled to depart Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 1230, weather permitting.

TRAVEL ADVIORY – MARINE ATLANTIC February 21, 2018

Weather Impact Advisory – 21/2/2018

Marine Atlantic advises customers that due to high winds and sea conditions the following changes have been made to our schedule:

•Port aux Basques to North Sydney Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 2345 is now scheduled to depart Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 1145, weather permitting.
•North Sydney to Port aux Basques Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 2345 is now scheduled to depart Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 1230, weather permitting.

Marine Atlantic advises our customers that due to impending weather conditions in the Cabot Strait we anticipate a potential impact to the following departures:

•North Sydney to Port aux Basques Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 1230.
•Port aux Basques to North Sydney Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 1145.

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT – ONTARIO February 7, 2018

Snowfall of 5 to 10 cm expected today.

Snow is expected to begin early this morning in time for the morning commute. General snowfall amounts of 5 to 10 cm are likely by the time the snow tapers off this afternoon. Areas close to the Lake Ontario shoreline may see slightly higher amounts due to extra moisture from the lake.

This snowfall will likely have a significant impact on the morning commute. Motorists should exercise caution and allow extra time to reach their destination due to accumulating snow and lower visibilities in falling snow.

TRAVEL ADVISORY MARINE ATLANTIQUE February 6, 2018

Weather Delay Advisory -5/2/2018

Marine Atlantic advises customers that due to high winds and sea conditions the following changes have been made to our schedule:
•Port aux Basques to North Sydney Monday, February 05, 2018 at 2345 is now scheduled to depart Tuesday, February 06, 2018 at 1145.
•North Sydney to Port aux Basques Monday, February 05, 2018 at 2345 is now scheduled to depart Tuesday, February 06, 2018 at 1230.

TRAVEL ADVISORY MARINE ATLANTIC February 5, 2018

Weather Delay Advisory -5/2/2018

Marine Atlantic advises customers that due to high winds and sea conditions the following changes have been made to our schedule:

•Port aux Basques to North Sydney Monday, February 05, 2018 at 2345 is now scheduled to depart Tuesday, February 06, 2018 at 1145, weather permitting.
•North Sydney to Port aux Basques Monday, February 05, 2018 at 2345 is now scheduled to depart Tuesday, February 06, 2018 at 1230, weather permitting.

FLASH FREEZE WARNING FOR EAST COAST February 2, 2018

Temperatures are forecast to fall rapidly. Ponding water, slush, and any falling precipitation will freeze as the temperature drops.

A trough of low pressure will sweep across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and into Prince Edward Island today and into this evening. All provinces will see periods of rain and then quickly change to snow late this morning or early this afternoon as the trough passes.

Behind the trough temperatures will quickly drop below the freezing mark, with temperatures expected to remain well below zero tonight and Saturday. The combination of rainfall, snowmelt, rapidly dropping temperatures and an additional 5 centimetres of snow will likely cause roads and walking surfaces to become slippery and hazardous late this morning or early this afternoon.

Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots will become icy, slippery and hazardous.

Flash freeze warnings are issued when a rapid drop in temperature is expected, that can cause water from rain or melted snow on streets and sidewalks to quickly freeze.

TRAVEL ADVISORY – MARINE ATLANTIC February 2, 2018

Weather Impact Advisory/Potential Impact -2/2/2018

Marine Atlantic advises customers that due to impending weather conditions the following changes have been made to our schedule:

•North Sydney to Port aux Basques Friday, February 02, 2018 at 1145 is now scheduled to depart Friday, February 02, 2018 at 1430.
•Port aux Basques to North Sydney Friday, February 02, 2018 at 2345 is now scheduled to depart Saturday, February 03, 2018 at 0100.

Marine Atlantic advises our customers that due to impending weather conditions in the Cabot Strait we anticipate a potential impact to the following departures:
•North Sydney to Port aux Basques and Port aux Basques to North Sydney on Sunday, February 04, 2018 at 2345.
•North Sydney to Port aux Basques and Port aux Basques to North Sydney on Sunday, February 05, 2017 at 1145.
•North Sydney to Port aux Basques and Port aux Basques to North Sydney on Sunday, February 05, 2017 at 2345.
•North Sydney to Port aux Basques and Port aux Basques to North Sydney on Tuesday, February 06, 2018 at 1145.