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46K without power, like strong wind, heavy snow storm P.E.I.



A winter storm lowers the transmission line over P.E.I., and it only worsens.

A winter storm warning remains valid throughout the province, and time has shut off the power of nearly 46,000 Maritime Electric customers. Before 9:00, the breaks ranged from 5,000 to 11,000, but then they rose to 36,000, and at noon. 9:45, 46 000.

Both the English and the French School Board are closed.

  • See the complete cancellation list for Storm Center.
  • Cancel calls by calling 1-877-236-9350.

Provincial Civic Offices and UPEI delay detection. Dutch college campuses are closed to the day.

The East Kings community center has opened a heating center.

Northwest ferries have abandoned its day-trips and restrictions apply to the Confederacy Bridge, with winds in the Northumberland Strait approaching 100 km / h. The Consulate General said on Wednesday the confederation bridge said restrictions were possible until. 5:00 pm friday

Charlottetown conditions are smooth and slippery. (Kevin Yarr / CBC)

Some flights to Charlottetown airport have been canceled or delayed.

RCMP in the Queens area warns drivers to take care of saying there are several vehicles in the Pleasant Valley. In most of Charlottetown's power was found at noon. 8.00 Drivers should be aware that traffic lights are not working.

Drivers are also warned to avoid lowered power lines. Route 2 has been reported on Summerside, between East Drive and Central Street, and the other on Leary Road in Springfield, West.

Strong winds, heavy snow

CBC meteorologist Jay Scotland said the big problem with this storm is wind.

"The amount of snow is not too heavy – it's heavy enough that it causes confusion – but this snow mass and heavy combination of wet snow and strong winds have been a real challenge," said Scotland.

Cathy Lowe took some pictures of these poles on Sherwood Road Charlottetown Street when traveling home from the night shift. (Cathy Lowe / Facebook)

The wind is as strong as 100 km / h during the day, and even in the evening it will be as strong as 80 km / h.

Arc distillers report not only bad weather, but Prince and Quin areas have lowered electricity lines across the road.

Electric line crew on the road

Maritime Electric has reported breaks since. 3:00, and since then there have been crews on the road.

Maritime electricity spokeswoman Kim Griffin said it's useful for people to call and provide information they can about the damage they see and, in particular, on reduced power lines.

Many of Prince Edward Islanders on a Thursday morning had a candlelit breakfast. (Jessica Doria-Brown)

"It's a good call, so they can explain it if we have other questions," said Griffin.

"[Downed power lines are] we are really important. They are usually addressed immediately. We classify them as emergencies, just so we can reach them to make sure they have no voltage and nobody is in contact with them. "

Griffin said that at this point there is no telling when the force will be restored. Severe snow and strong winds are a bad combination for maintaining electricity.

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