Saturday , June 25 2022

Major storms of Canada & # 39; Atlantic snow and strong winds


Strong Storm winter made its way through the Atlantic Canada forced the closure of the school and flight cancellations, halted ferry services leaving hundreds & # 39; thousands & # 39 ;

Environment Canada issued warnings about the weather in New Brunswick, P.E.I., Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.

The weather agency said that the wind can & # 39; turn to 110 km / h in landfill & # 39; Newfoundland and Labrador, which amounts & # 39; ice were forecast to reach 25 centimeters in the central portion of the province.

The North & # 39; Nova Scotia was expected to rise & # 39; & # 39; over 20 centimeter & # 39; snow, with winds eat up to 80 km / h before the conditions were expected to improve Friday.

Environment Canada said the north coast of & # 39; e.g.. you & # 39; see strong waves and surf, and possibly cause flooding, while the east & # 39; New Brunswick can & # 39; go & # 39; up to 15 centimeters of & # 39; rain and blustery snow up to 80 km / h.

More than 300,000 without power

Representing various closing & # 39; school in Moncton, N.B., area Thursday morning. (Shane Magee / CBC)

More than 300,000 customer does not have power over the Maritimes on Thursday morning.

That number includes more than 210,000 customers & # 39; Nova Scotia Power. From 9: 10 a.m. AT, the utility was reporting about 500 cuts. Most were in the area & # 39; Halifax, but thousands of & # 39; customers have been affected, from Yarmouth to the start of central Nova Scotia and north to Cape Breton.

In a statement, Nova Scotia Power said the cuts in largely was caused by wet snow and heavy to push trees on power lines. The company said that crews were deployed throughout the province.

Cathy Lowe took some pictures & # 39; these poles down on Sherwood Road in & # 39; Charlottetown on the path to home from the night shift. (Cathy Lowe / Facebook)

Meanwhile, more than 43,000 client had no power in New Brunswick. Many of those customers living in areas Moncton, Riverview and Dieppe.

Marc Belliveau, spokesman for NB Power, said crews were deployed on Thursday morning. The utility also has five contractors crews in & # 39; Miramichi contractors and 10 crews in & # 39; Moncton.

"The biggest issue causing turbulence is strong wind – Stains & # 39; to 80 [km/h] – causing contact & # 39; trees wings, "he said.

F & # 39; e.g.., Bad weather conditions toppled power to nearly 46,000 customer & # 39; Maritime Electric.

The number of & # 39; scored peaked clients of & # 39; about 11,000 in at 6 am local time. The line crews could restore power to thousands shortly after.

Drive with & # 39; caution

Schools across Atlantic Canada were closed or had delayed openings, and ferry service between Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia was canceled until the wind can & # 39; dies. The Confederation Bridge between P.E.I. and New Brunswick had restricted travel.

Isabelle LeBlanc, communications director for the City & # 39; Moncton, said the roads remained slippery and covered with snow.

We must be aware of driving conditions and adjust our speed and driving style to accommodate that.– Al Giberson, general manager for MRDC

LeBlanc said salt crews have been out since shortly after midnight and equipment for snow removal are clearing city streets.

But she still advised drivers to drive with & # 39; caution while on the roads.

"For now everything is business as usual for the City & # 39; Moncton."

Codiac Transpo will be on the roads, but the buses to attract & # 39; outside if the winds begin to pick up and reduce visibility.

"Our main concern now is the wind and the wind is supposed to pick up," she said.

"So we will keep a close watch on that."

reduced visibility

The crew & # 39; Electricity Marine at work where lines & # 39; voltage dropped near replacement on Sherwood Road in & # 39; Charlottetown. (Brian Higgins / CBC)

Al Giberson, the general manager for MRDC, the company that holds the Trans-Canada Highway between Fredericton and Moncton, said there was harsh, and the snow was blowing and fell to the Moncton area highway.

"There will be some reduced visibility in the eastern part of the Trans-Canada Highway this morning", he said.

Although the highway was salted, it is advised drivers to slow down, allowing space between other drivers on the road and give a lot of time & # 39; trip.

The salt is very effective after the temperatures fall below at least ten degrees Celsius. So x & # 39; are the alternatives? CBC New Brunswick & # 39; s Maria Jose Burgos why the beet juice can & # 39; be a good choice. 2:26

"We must be aware of driving conditions and Adapting our speed and driving style to accommodate that," he said.

"If you absolutely [drive], The conditions get a little better as you travel west, but there are few & # 39; snow and there are some bumps in the road. "

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