Freezing rain, rain for most of Atlantic Canada

Freezing rain swept across much of Atlantic Canada on Sunday creating wet, slippery conditions and scattered power outages across the region.

The bulk of the outages were reported by Newfoundland Power, where around 2,000 customers were affected by mid-afternoon in various areas in the island part of the province, including Gander, Grand Falls-Windsor, Lewisporte and Corner Brook.

Another 60 to 90 millimeters of rain was expected to fall Monday morning across the province.

Meanwhile, Environment Canada’s forecast called for freezing rain and drizzle to change to rain in areas of southern Nova Scotia as the day progressed on Sunday, while freezing precipitation was expected to persist into the early hours of the morning. night in the northern regions of the province.

Disorderly weather caused some flight delays at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, while Bay Ferries canceled its departures on Sunday between Digby, NS, and Saint John, NB, due to windy conditions and high waves in the Bay of Fundy . Between 25 and 45 millimeters of rain was expected to fall in Nova Scotia through Monday.

In New Brunswick, freezing rain fell on Sunday in the southern and central areas of the province.

The forecast also warned of more significant amounts of freezing rain expected in areas of northern New Brunswick Monday through Tuesday due to a persistently stalled weather system south of the Maritimes.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on January 15, 2023.

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