Plows finding abandoned cars as they start on storm cleanup
Storm warning ended, but storm surge warning in Kings County remains
Dispatchers have sent out the plows on P.E.I. to clean up after an overnight storm, and are asking drivers to give them the space to work.
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Plows had been held back until close to 9 a.m., because strong winds and blowing snow were making conditions too dangerous. Plow operators are reporting a number of abandoned vehicles on the highways. Dispatchers were asking drivers to stay off the highways while they are being cleared.
Even if you can get somewhere, chances are it is not open, or delayed in opening. Health PEI is asking patients to call ahead as services are hampered by the storm.
Environment Canada's winter storm warning has ended, but a storm surge warning remains in effect for Kings County.
UPEI and Holland College have closed for the day. There were no classes scheduled at public schools Friday due to a professional learning day for teachers.
The first two flights out of Charlottetown Airport were cancelled and there have been flight delays. The Confederation Bridge restricted high-sided vehicles overnight, but opened to all traffic again at about 10:30 a.m.
There are no power outages being reported.
Storm moved out quickly
The snow started falling in Charlottetown about 6 p.m. Thursday, and Environment Canada reported 14 centimetres down by midnight.
It stopped falling about 10 a.m., Friday and storm conditions quickly passed on.
The sun came out in Charlottetown about 11 a.m. and the winds, which had peaked at 50 km/h with gusts to 70, had eased to 25 km/h with gusts of 50.
Environment Canada is forecasting continued flurries through the day with the temperature steady around -12 C. Wind chills will likely remain below -20 C.
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