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Post-tropical storm Teddy headed for Newfoundland after passing P.E.I.

The tropical storm watch, rainfall warning and tropical cyclone information statement have all ended for P.E.I as Teddy moves toward western Newfoundland.

CBC meteorologist Jay Scotland says storm's impact was less than expected

The tropical storm watch, rainfall warning and tropical cyclone information statement have all ended for P.E.I as Teddy moves toward western Newfoundland. (Brian Higgins/CBC News)

Post-tropical storm Teddy has passed P.E.I. and is moving toward western Newfoundland.

After making landfall near Ecum Secum, N.S., as a post-tropical storm early this morning, CBC meteorologist Jay Scotland said Teddy moved across Nova Scotia before passing east of P.E.I. early Wednesday afternoon. 

Scotland said that while the storm's impact was less than expected in terms of power outages and damage, Teddy brought heavy rain and gusty winds to a wide swath of P.E.I. 

Between 40 and 70 millimetres of rainfall was recorded across the Island, said Scotland, with wind gusts ranging from 50 to 80 km/h. 

The tropical storm watch, rainfall warning and tropical cyclone information statement have all ended for P.E.I.

Northumberland Ferries cancelled all sailings for the day. Confederation Bridge opened to all traffic around 3:30 p.m. after restrictions earlier in the day. 

There were no major outages reported by Maritime Electric.

(Jay Scotland/CBC)
  • See a full list of cancellations on Storm Centre.
  • Islanders can call in cancellations to 1-877-236-9350.

"Winds will continue to ease tonight and the showers taper off. The sky clears overnight ahead of breezy, but fairly sunny and mild Thursday," Scotland said.

"Perfect weather for any cleanup that folks may need to do."

With heavy rains from post-tropical storm Teddy, the Delta Hotel, on the waterfront in Charlottetown, sandbagged the entrance to its parking garage. (Kirk Pennell/CBC)

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With files from Jay Scotland and Sheehan Desjardins

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