Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Nor'easter Creates Gusts in Newfoundland after Blasting through Maritimes

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Nor'easter Creates Gusts in Newfoundland after Blasting through Maritimes

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Powerful nor'easter blows through Maritimes

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HALIFAX - A nor'easter that slashed through the Maritimes leaving thousands without power moved into western Newfoundland on Wednesday with gusts that continued to exceed 100 kilometres per hour in some areas.

Meanwhile, power crews finished restoring electricity through parts of Nova Scotia, particularly in Halifax, after similar blasts of wind knocked trees onto power lines overnight Tuesday.

Nova Scotia Power said more than 50,000 customers had been restored to the grid with about 100 remaining by late afternoon on Wednesday.

There were fewer outages in neighbouring New Brunswick, where about 500 customers were still without power late Wednesday.

Environment Canada meteorologist Barrie MacKinnon said wind gusts reached a high of 110 km/hr in the Halifax area with sustained winds in most areas of the province of between 60 and 70 km/hr. …

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