Staff are working to reopen roads and clear major arteries. There is one-lane of escorted traffic across the Canso Causewaydue to blowing snow and poor visibility. Motorists are also asked to stay off the Cabot Trail betweenMargaree Harbour and Cheticamp and north of Smokey, again due towhite-outs and blowing snow. Antigonish County is also reporting poor visibility and driversare asked to use extreme caution. -30- Driving conditions are extremely poor today, Feb. 26, across CapeBreton Island and motorists are asked to use caution. Parts of the island are being hit by white-outs and blowing snowdue to a blizzard. In Cape Breton Regional Municipality, some roads are closed andmotorists are being asked to remain off the road until conditionsimprove. Staff from Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and PublicWorks report that the following roads are closed: Trunk 28 at Fort Petrie; Route 255 at Dearns Corner; Lingan Road at the former radar base; the Gardiner Highway.
Attackers drove an ambulance laden with explosives past a police checkpoint in a secure zone, home to government offices and foreign embassies.The target is believed to have been an interior ministry building, but many people were hit while walking by. A suicide bombing has killed at least 95 people and injured 158 others in the centre of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, officials say. Sri Lanka strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Kabul in which over 95 people were killed.The Foreign Ministry said that innocent civilians and those under medical treatment had been the target of the terrorist attack. “Sri Lanka strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in Kabul targeting innocent civilians and those under medical treatment. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this terrible violence unleashed on the innocent,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mahishini Colonne said. The Taliban have said they carried out the attack, the deadliest for months. (Colombo Gazette)