Northumberland ferries crossings cancelled for the weekend

Northumberland Ferries Limited has ended its season a day early due to poor weather. High winds are preventing safe passage between Caribou, N.S., and Wood Islands, P.E.I.

The company has ended its season a day early due to high winds

Northumberland Ferries Limited say crossings between Caribou and Wood Islands have been cancelled today. (Elizabeth McMillan/CBC)

Ferry crossings on the Northumberland Strait have been cancelled for Saturday and Sunday due to high winds.

Sunday would have been the last day of the season for Northumberland Ferries Limited and crossings are now finished for the year. 

The company said in an alert Saturday weather conditions were preventing safe passage between Caribou, N.S., and Wood Islands, P.E.I. A representative for the company confirmed sailings have ended for the season.

This time of year the ferry makes three crossings from each side a day.

The company also cancelled early ferry trips Friday due to high winds.

The Confederation Bridge restricted crossing for several vehicle classes Saturday morning, as well.

For Saturday, the forecast shows winds expected in the northwest at 30 km/h gusting to 50. Winds will move west at 40 km/h gusting to 60 later in the afternoon. 

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