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Several houses without power following Saturday’s winter storm


Key takeaways: 

  • Snowfall sums vary between 20 and 40 cm.
  • RCMP states they’re already receiving news of abandoned vehicles.

Storm leaves residences without electricity: 

After a winter snowstorm, nearly 600 Maritime Electric consumers stayed without power Sunday afternoon. There were as many as 1,000 outages before in the day.  

An Environment Canada storm alert was raised for all P.E.I. as of Sunday morning.

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

“Winds are still blowing, so be readied for decreased visibility in areas due to blowing snow. Ice patches are also likely as the temperature continues to fall,” Scotland stated. Source –

The first power outages linked to the storm occurred Saturday evening. Maritime Electric representative Kim Griffin stated six teams were out that night trying to fix the power.

Also read: Snow, snowy rain, and more in winter storm alert for PEI.

Houses in PEI remain without power after winter storm

But Griffin 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.

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

Maritime Electric anticipates power to be entirely fixed by the end of the day.

The snow and powerful winds pushed whiteout situations Saturday afternoon. Police state they had to answer to some reports of abandoned vehicles.

The Confederation Bridge was shut for much of Saturday but reopened to all traffic on Sunday only before noon. Police had to react to reports of some wrecked cars during the winter storm Saturday afternoon.

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