Icy storm knocks out power for more than 53,000 in Nova Scotia

more than FIFTY THREE,000 utility shoppers had been nonetheless in the dark Saturday morning amid an icy typhoon that has brought extended classes of freezing rain, ice pellets, rain and snow fall to Nova Scotia.

Freezing rain warnings had been still in impact for parts of southern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton.

Environment Canada mentioned the prolonged period of freezing rain, which started Friday, was once anticipated to end Saturday morning over mainland Nova Scotia and western Cape Breton. it’s going to finish over eastern Cape Breton this afternoon.

Nova Scotia Energy crews were operating throughout the evening to revive energy. As of 8:30 a.m. native time Saturday, there have been more than FIFTY THREE,000 consumers nonetheless without energy.

50,000 shoppers in the dark across Nova Scotia, as of 6am Saturday morning.
a look on the outage map leaves little doubt, as to the place the heaviest ice accretion from freezing rain as been in this ice storm. #nsstorm @CBCNS @WKNDMornings pic.twitter.com/Y3JNIdhrKJ

—@ryansnoddon

the ability outages began on Friday morning, as a mixture of snow, rain, freezing rain and ice pellets swept via parts of the province.

CBC meteorologist Ryan Snoddon mentioned because the storm departs from west to east on Saturday, increasing northwesterly winds may usher in cooler temperatures, besides as lingering flurries.

Snoddon mentioned winds are expected to gust to FORTY km/h for most of the province and will gust up to 60 km/h near north-going through coastlines, which might result in extra energy outages if ice-coated bushes are downed onto energy traces.

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On Friday, Nova Scotia Power storm lead Sean Borden said the outages had been most commonly due to ice buildup on bushes, and icy roads were additionally proving to be a large challenge for crews.

A Few recreational centres and companies have been delaying opening on Saturday. Halifax Nearby Municipality tweeted Saturday morning that the George Dixon Centre in the city’s north end will open as an emergency shelter for the ones with out housing starting at  9 p.m.

For an entire checklist of closures visit CBC Storm Centre.

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