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Power fixed to P.E.I. residences following Saturday’s winter storm


Key takeaways: 

  • Snowfall sums vary between 20 and 40 centimeters.
  • Winds got up to 100 kilometers each hour in specific areas of the Island.

After a power failure, electricity is being restored:

Power has been fixed all across P.E.I. Sunday afternoon following this weekend’s winter snowstorm.

As numerous as 1,000 Maritime Electric consumers were without power before in the day.

The first outages linked to the storm arose Saturday evening.

An Environment Canada storm caution in place for the Island was raised on Sunday morning.

C.B.C. meteorologist Jay Scotland states winds peaked at almost 100 km/h in some area regions Saturday afternoon. Snowfall sum for the Island span between 20 and 40 centimeters.

Also read: Several houses without power following Saturday’s winter storm

PEI homes have been restored by power

“Winds are still blowing, so be prepped for decreased visibility in areas due to blowing snow. Ice patches are also likely as the temperature persists in declining,” Scotland stated Sunday afternoon. Source –

Maritime Electric representative Kim Griffin stated six teams were out on Saturday night trying to fix the power.

But she stated the outages weren’t as poor as during the last two winter storms this month when there were as numerous as 7,000 consumers without power at times.

“You don’t know what to anticipate… Mother Nature uniquely strikes us every time.” Source –

The snow and powerful winds pushed whiteout circumstances Saturday afternoon. Police state they had to answer some statements of abandoned vehicles. The Confederation Bridge was shut for much of Saturday but restarted to all traffic on Sunday only ere noon.


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