Arthur leaves areas of Atlantic Canada in the dark

Post-tropical storm Arthur passed through Gaspesie, Que., and left more than 15,800 of 48,000...

Post-tropical storm Arthur passed through Gaspesie, Que., and left more than 15,800 of 48,000 subscribers in the dark early Sunday morning, according to Hydro Quebec. (TVA/QMI Agency)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:55 AM ET

Many residents of Atlantic Canada are starting their storm cleanup in the dark.

By Sunday evening, 99,902 customers were without power in New Brunswick, including more than 56,760 in Fredericton, according to the NB Power website

Another 75,938 customers are without power in Nova Scotia, with the Annapolis Valley area appearing to be the most affected, Nova Scotia Power reported online.

It may be Monday before some areas have power restored.

The Red Cross has set up centres for people to charge medical equipment and phones or get water in Fredericton, Quispamsis, N.B., Oromocto, N.B., and Bridgewater, N.S.

The storm's impact also reached to eastern Quebec with more than 8,000 subscribers in the Gaspesie, Que., region still in the dark Sunday afternoon, according to Hydro Quebec. Most of the outages in Quebec are from fallen trees.

Arthur, now classified as a post-tropical storm, was expected to hit the Port-aux-Basques area of Newfoundland and Labrador on Sunday.

"Remnants of post-tropical storm Arthur are nothing more than some lingering gusty winds and a few pockets of heavy showers (Newfoundland and Cape Breton)," the Canadian Hurricane Centre (CHC) stated on its website Sunday morning.

The CHC stated even after Arthur lost hurricane status, the storm still brought winds around 110 km/h. The most extreme wind gust hit CFB Greenwood, N.S. at 138 km/h.


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