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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Heavy Rain & Strong Wind Causing Power Outages & School Closures in Atlantic Canada

Heavy rain and strong wind are lashing Atlantic Canada causing widespread power outages, school closures, and travel disruptions.

Power Outages

In southeastern New Brunswick, there are several thousand customers without power.

1170 customers are in the dark on Prince Edward Island.

In Nova Scotia, there are 49,140 customers without power.

As of 8:15 am NT there are no power outages reported in Newfoundland and Labrador.

School Closures

New Brunswick- Cambridge-Narrows Community School and Gagetown School are closed.

Belleisle Elementary School, Belleisle Regional High School, Hammond River Valley Elementary School, Lakefield Elementary School, Norton Elementary School, Quispamsis Elementary School, Rothesay Elementary School, and Rothesay High School are closed.

Nova Scotia- Weymouth Consolidated School and St. Mary's Bay Academy are closed due to power outages.

Aspotogan Consolidated School is closed.

Halifax Regional Centre for Education: Atlantic Memorial, Brookside Junior High, CP Allen, Five Bridges Junior High, Highland Park Junior High, Inglis Street, Prospect Road, Sambro and St. Stephen's, and Upper Musquodoboit schools are closed.

West Highlands Elementary, Spring Street Academy, EB Chandler Junior High, Amherst Regional High School are closed.

Classes are cancelled at Dalbrae Academy and East Antigonish Education Centre/Academy.

Newfoundland- Belanger Memorial School in Doyles, NL is closed for the morning, further announcement at 11:00 a.m. due to wind conditions.

Long Range Academy in Cow Head, NL has a delayed opening of two hours.

Travel Information

Airport Delays

YYT Almost no delays

YQX No delays

YDF No delays

YYR No delays

YHZ Multiple delays

YYG No delays

YFC No delays

The Confederation Bridge is open to all traffic.

Marine Atlantic crossing from Port aux Basques to North Sydney scheduled for Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at 11:45 am is now scheduled to depart Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at 11:45 pm weather permitting.

North Sydney to Port aux Basques crossing scheduled for Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at 12:30 pm is now scheduled to depart Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at 11:45 pm weather permitting.


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