The winter storm also forces the cancellation of ferry departures from sea atlantic ocean As well as several flights in the main airports of the maritime provinces.
Wind chills of -30 are expected in many areas.
only valley Kennebecasis FundyThe town, which includes the city of St. John, was hit by a power outage on Saturday morning. By 10 a.m., a total of 999 homes were dark.
Greater Moncton has been hardest hit so far; More than 30 cm of snow have fallen since Friday.
In the Acadian Peninsula, to the east and south of the province, 2 to 5 cm of snow could accumulate on the ground on Saturday and winds of up to 80 km/h are expected.
Although the snow is expected to end in the morning in these regions, snow is expected as strong northerly winds and very low temperatures will continue on Saturday.
The wind chill will continue through Sunday.
Water levels are also expected to rise along the shores of eastern New Brunswick south of Miramichi at high tide on Saturday.
The northwest of the county, including the regions of Campbellton and Edmundston, will not be spared from the freezing cold.
When the wind cools, temperatures can drop to -36.
Under these conditions, the risk of frostbite is high, specifies Environment Canada.
Around ten o’clock Saturday morning, 55,785 from the Energy Company Nova Scotia Energy No electricity. The outages affected the entire county, but were greatest in Bridgewater, Chester and the greater Halifax area. Earlier in the morning there were more than 67,127 customers in the dark.
In Cape Breton, a few dozen homes were without power Saturday morning.
A cocktail of snow and high winds is hitting Nova Scotia, according to Environment Canada. Annapolis County as well as the western tip of the county will receive 15 to 40 cm, plus winds up to 100 km/h.
In Cape Breton and the east, heavy rain will fall, and it could fall as much as 70 mm on Saturday, causing water to pool on the roads. Freezing rain is also expected in some locations.
In the greater Halifax area, heavy snow, sleet and strong winds are expected. An accumulation of between 15 and 40 cm and a wind speed of up to 100 km/h are expected.
Temperatures will be quite low from Saturday morning, but will improve during the day.
Prince Edward Island
An outage was recorded for a total of 6,283 PEI Electric Utility customers around 10 a.m. Saturday. Earlier in the morning, nearly 8,000 homes were in the dark.
Many roads are impassable and the Confederate Bridge has been closed since 10:30 p.m. Friday due to high winds.
Residents of P.E.I. will receive 30 to 40 cm of snow and can expect wind gusts of up to 90 km/h.
Snow can mix with sleet in some places and turn to lightning before noon on Saturday.
Widespread snowfall will make visibility close to zero at times and Environment Canada recommends avoiding non-essential travel.
Above normal water levels and strong waves are also expected on the northern shores of Prince Edward Island.
Low temperatures will be there until Sunday.
Newfoundland and Labrador
On the Avalon and Bonavista peninsulas, Environment Canada is predicting rain and winds of up to 100 km/h during the day and up to 120 km/h in the evening and night from Saturday to Sunday.
In southwestern Newfoundland, up to 45 to 65 mm of rain will fall on Saturday. Mild temperatures can lead to significant ice melting. In the lowlands, flooding may occur in some places.
Additionally, a severe cold warning is in effect for the region. Churchill Falls, which can expect wind chills ranging from -45 to -50.
On Saturday, the Port aux Basques area will receive large amounts of rain, between 45 and 65 mm. Temperatures drop in the evening, and gusts of 110 km/h are expected on Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening.
Blizzard warnings in Labrador are in effect Saturday morning through Sunday.
Snowfall of up to 70 cm is expected, with gusts of up to 130 km/h.
Expected temperatures of -45 to -50 in the western Labrador region throughout the day, as well as City of Labrador Walk on Sunday.