East Coast storm causes closures, outages through region

HALIFAX -- Wet snow and strong gusts are hitting the East Coast today as a low pressure system moves across the region, creating power outages, school closures and travel delays.

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Environment Canada issued a winter storm warning in most regions of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia by early morning, while Newfoundland and Labrador was expecting snow later in the day.

The forecaster was calling for accumulations of 15 to 25 centimetres of snow and winds gusting between 50 to 70 kilometres per hour, with stronger gusts along coastal areas.

The agency said the rapid accumulation of snow could make winter travel difficult in some locations.

A number of early morning Air Canada flights were cancelled due to the weather, and the Halifax Stanfield International Airport was advising passengers to check with airlines for potential delays.

Nova Scotia Power said over 11,000 customers had lost power by 7 a.m. local time.

Marine Atlantic ferry crossings between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador are delayed until Thursday, and there is a wind warning advisory for the Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island.

Schools throughout the Maritimes were announcing closures, while colleges and universities announced delays in classes until later in the day.

The provincial government in Nova Scotia and the Canadian Forces base in Halifax sent out advisories indicating they are delaying opening their offices due to the storm.



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