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Thousands without power across the Maritimes as storm passes



A powerful storm that lashed the Maritimes Friday and into this morning has left thousands of customers without power and continues to cause travel delays.


This morning there are 17,756 customers without power in Nova Scotia. Maritime Electric on PRinc Edward Island is reporting 11,406 customer outages, and there are 44,210 customers in the dark in New Brunswick.


Marine Atlantic has cancelled all crossings for this morning and anticipates crossings for tonight will also be impacted.


While conditions are beginning to clear there are still a few alerts in effect.


Storm surge and a run of spring tides have the potential to produce higher than normal water levels near the high tide across Prince Edward Island this afternoon.


Storm surge warnings are in effect for Digby County and Yarmouth County in Nova Scotia where 5 to 7 metre waves are expected.


There are storm surge warnings in effect for the Acadian Peninsula, Bathurst and Chaleur Region, and Campbellton and Restigouche County in New Brunswick while there is a special weather statement in effect for Miramichi and area regarding storm surge.

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