Thousands still without power after Arthur

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: 11:20 AM ET

Power is slowly being restored to homes and businesses across New Brunswick and Nova Scotia after Saturday's storm.

The Fredericton Airport tweeted Tuesday morning that its power was back online. The airport operated normally with backup generators after post-tropical storm Arthur brought heavy rains and high winds to the region.

In New Brunswick, 65,500 customers remained without power Tuesday morning, while 18,258 customers were in the dark in Nova Scotia.

On Monday, New Brunswick Power asked customers still without electricity to unplug unnecessary items because "cold load pickup" was causing repeated outages and slowing restoration efforts.

Crews from Hydro Quebec were helping out in New Brunswick. Nova Scotia Power said 140 crews were working in the province Tuesday.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre said 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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