Spring storm leaves hundreds in the dark

Hundreds of people in the Atlantic region of Canada are without power this morning after a severe spring storm hit the east coast Mar.26.

Power lines in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and P.E.I. were ripped down by the powerful storm winds causing many to be without power.

An estimated 1100 homes and businesses in Newfoundland and Labrador are still experiencing the blackout, CTV reports. Hydro companies are expected to have the power restored by 2 p.m. Mar.27.

Halifax received 21 centimetres of snow while Charlottetown is dealing with 49 centimetres.

Courtesy of the Globe and Mail.
Courtesy of the Globe and Mail.

While the blackout may be fixed, the storm will rage on. Environment Canada has predicted 120 kilometre an hour winds to continue into the night. Wind warnings have been placed on Nova Scotia, P.E.I. and Newfoundland. Officials worry that the strong winds will delay power restoration efforts.

The storm has forced highways to close, and flights from the region to be cancelled and postponed. Most schools and government offices have also been forced to close down temporarily.

Feature image courtesy of CP24.

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