Thousands without power after savage winter storm pounds Maritimes

By on February 16, 2015


HALIFAX — Thousands of people in the Maritimes are in the dark today after a savage winter storm pounded the region over the weekend.

Nova Scotia Power says about 3,800 customers were without power around 7 a.m. Monday, while NB Power said roughly the same number were in the dark in New Brunswick.

The Confederation Bridge between New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island is shut down and many flights at Halifax Stanfield International Airport are cancelled or delayed.

The Nova Scotia government is urging people to stay off roads so that crews can safely clear streets following Sunday’s storm.

RCMP say they received numerous calls on Sunday of stranded passengers on roads throughout the province.

Parts of the Maritimes are still under blizzard warnings, but Environment Canada said the low pressure system would move away from the region later Monday.