Storm leaves thousands without power in Atlantic Canada

Transport truck driver Charles Fortin, of New Brunswick, leaves his truck at a truck stop in...

Transport truck driver Charles Fortin, of New Brunswick, leaves his truck at a truck stop in Enfield, Nova Scotia during a major storm March 26, 2014. A late season blizzard brought heavy snow and high winds blanket the province. (REUTERS/Darren Pittman)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:44 AM ET

Eastern Canada was still in full winter mode Tuesday as a massive storm system began to recede, but not before leaving a trail of damage in its wake.

New Brunswick was hit hard as heavy snow and freezing rain moved slowly across the province Monday, bringing trees down on power lines and leaving more and more residents in the dark as the day wore on.

Nearly 20,000 remained without electricity Tuesday morning despite NB Power crews working through the night.

"Because the damage left by the storm is so complex and severe, it will take us a few days to make all the repairs and restore everyone," the utility tweeted.

 

 

Another 6,000 or so people remained without power in Nova Scotia, and many weren't expected to get it back until late Tuesday night.

In P.E.I. on Tuesday, schools remained closed for a fifth consecutive day.

In Newfoundland, blowing snow was slowing the efforts to clear and reopen roads on the Avalon Peninsula.

 

 


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