Power outages across Nova Scotia caused by high winds

The Maritime region is being hit by high winds and rain today leaving thousands in Nova Scotia without power and shutting down some transportation routes.

High winds also blowing debris into roadways, causing some transportation delays

Thousands were without power across Nova Scotia this morning. (Craig Paisley/CBC)

The Maritime region is being hit by high winds and rain today leaving thousands in Nova Scotia without power and shutting down some transportation routes. 

The Nova Scotia Department of Transportation has closed the Canso Causeway to high-sided vehicles until further notice.

According to Nova Scotia Power's website, more than 4,300 were without power on Monday morning in the following communities:

  • Amherst
  • Baddeck
  • Digby
  • Guysborough
  • ​Port Hawkesbury
  • St. Margaret's Bay
  • Upper Musquodoboit

By 12:30 p.m. AT, the utility's website listed no power outages.

Power is not the only thing being affected by the weather. Bay Ferries will not sail from Saint John, N.B. at 9 a.m. Also, Marine Atlantic will not try to sail until 11.45 tonight, from either North Sydney or Port Aux Basques.

The Confederation Bridge connecting New Brunswick to P.E.I. will not allow high sided vehicles to cross, right now.

Keep a sharp eye out for debris in the road, including fallen branches and Christmas trees placed at the curb, which may get blown into the road. 

There are a few delays and cancellations reported at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. 

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