Storm Impacts Transportation & Knocks Out Power to Parts of Atlantic Canada



Warnings are starting to wind down across Atlantic Canada and southern Quebec but the latest system is far from done.


Winter storm, snowfall, wind, and storm surge warnings remain in effect in southeastern Quebec. Total snowfall amounts will reach 15 to 30 centimetres and local blowing snow is expected for the regions under a winter storm warning. 15 to 20 centimetres by this evening for regions in a snowfall warning. There is a wind warning and a storm surge warning in effect for Îles-de-la-Madeleine. Storm surge is possible from 11:00 a.m. AST to 3:00 p.m. AST today.


Snowfall warnings are in effect in northern New Brunswick. Total snowfall amounts of 20 to 30 cm are expected. Snow will continue until this evening.


On Prince Edward Island there is a wind warning in effect for Kings County. Gusts up to 90 km/h will diminish this morning.


There are wind warnings and rainfall warnings in effect for Cape Breton Island south to Halifax County - east of Porters Lake. Maximum wind gusts to 90 km/h, except up to 100 km/h for Cape Breton Island are expected from the Atlantic coast of mainland Nova Scotia east of Halifax and Cape Breton Island. Winds will diminish this morning.


There is a Les Suêtes wind warning in effect for Inverness County - Mabou and north. Southeast winds will gust as high as 200 km/h before diminishing near noon today.


Another 10 to 30 mm of rain is expected for areas under the rainfall warning.


Strong winds are expected along the west coast of Newfoundland. Southeasterly near 110 km/h are expected from Bay St. George to Cow Head this afternoon and early evening. In Nain, there is a snowfall warning in effect. 15 to 25 cm is expected tonight to near noon on Monday.


Power outages as of 9:00 am AST

  • Nova Scotia 7,265 customers

  • PEI 3 customers

  • New Brunswick 11 customers

The Confederation Bridge is currently open to all traffic. However, restrictions of traffic on the Confederation Bridge will commence approximately 11:00 am today until approximately 6:00 pm.


Marine Atlantic has cancelled crossings for this morning.