Power outages & travel disruptions as storm hits Atlantic Canada


There is a storm impacting Atlantic Canada. There are several power outages this morning. There are 2,185 customers without power in New Brunswick and 1,722 customers without power in Nova Scotia.


New Brunswick

In New Brunswick, there are winter storm, snowfall, freezing rain, and rain warnings in effect. Across southwestern New Brunswick, 25 mm of rain is expected.


In northeastern New Brunswick, 15 cm of snow is expected and there will be about 4 hours of freezing rain.


Northwestern New Brunswick will see 15 to 20 cm of snow through this evening.


Southern and central New Brunswick will see freezing rain this morning.


Prince Edward Island

Across Prince Edward Island freezing rain will change to rain this afternoon before ending.


Nova Scotia

Freezing rain is expected across northern sections of mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island. In Inverness County - Mabou and north wind gusts to 140 km/h are expected this afternoon until late this evening.


Newfoundland

For Gros Morne and Corner Brook snowfall amounts of 10 to 20 cm are expected. Portions of western, central, and northern Newfoundland will see 10 to 20 cm of snow overnight tonight into Saturday.


Across the west coast winds will gust to 100 km/h except in the Wreckhouse area where gusts to 160 km/h late this evening until Saturday morning.


An extended period of freezing rain is expected over the Avalon Peninsula and the south coast.

 

Travel

Marine Atlantic will depart from Port aux Basques at 10:45 am and will depart North Sydney at 11:00 am this morning. Crossings for tonight are cancelled. The crossings scheduled for Saturday morning may also be impacted.


The Confederation Bridge may restrict traffic this evening due to wind.