Newspaper article The Canadian Press

New Brunswickers Warned to Prepare for Power Outages and Flooding from Storm

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

New Brunswickers Warned to Prepare for Power Outages and Flooding from Storm

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New Brunswick told to prepare for storm

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FREDERICTON - The Emergency Measures Organization in New Brunswick is warning the public to prepare for a major storm that's expected to hit the province with a combination of snow, freezing rain and heavy rain over the next two days.

By Thursday morning, up to 40 centimetres of snow could blanket the northern and central regions of the province, while the coastline along the Bay of Fundy should brace for rainfall in excess of 100 millimetres, said Greg MacCallum, the director of the organization.

Central areas of the province will face a mix of rain, freezing rain and snow, MacCallum said.

"We're going to have potentially hazardous road conditions, especially in those areas with freezing rain and certainly in those areas where we're going to have significant snowfall," he said.

The snow and freezing rain on trees and power lines, already weakened by post-tropical storm Arthur earlier this year, could result in extended power outages, he also warned. …

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