Nova Scotia·WEATHER

Power restored for most of Nova Scotia after strong winds blow through

More than 4,400 Nova Scotia Power customers were without power at one point Saturday as high winds blew through the province.

As of 4 p.m., there were still wind warnings in effect in eastern parts of the province

A woman uses a shovel to clear snow in Halifax on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (Darren Calabrese/Canadian Press)

Electricity has been restored to many Nova Scotia Power customers after strong winds blew through the province on Saturday.

As of 4 p.m., there were 600 customers still waiting for power to be restored. At the height of the outages, there were 4,400 customers without electricity.

Some areas could be without power until as late as 11 p.m.

Environment Canada said an intensifying low-pressure system would move south of the province Saturday morning. Affected areas span the Atlantic coast of the mainland and Cape Breton, from Yarmouth to Sydney.

Total snowfall amounts could range from five to 10 centimetres.

Environment Canada had issued special weather statements for those areas and says visibility should be expected to be low because of strong winds and blowing snow.

As of 4 p.m., there were wind warnings in three parts of the province: Guysborough County, Richmond County and Sydney Metro-Cape Breton County.

Marine Atlantic postponed Saturday ferry crossings between North Sydney and Port aux Basques, N.L. until Sunday, citing strong winds and sea conditions.

Bay Ferries cancelled morning and afternoon crossings between Digby, N.S., and Saint John, N.B.

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