Weather warnings issued across Canada as severe storm moves across country

Weather warnings remain in place across the country as heavy storms continue to bring snow and freezing rain to Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia, and torrential rains and strong winds hit Atlantic provinces.

Hundreds of thousands of customers were hit by a power outage in the final hours before Christmas, and hydroelectric crews worked around the clock to restore power.

A Hydro-Quebec spokeswoman said as of early Saturday morning about 1,000 workers were repairing power lines to supply power to about 355,256 customers.

Approximately 74,000 Hydro One customers lost power across the Ontario border.

More than 43,000 New Brunswick Power customers were still in the dark early Saturday morning. Along with over 10,000 people on Prince Edward Island.

Nova Scotia Power announced on Saturday morning that about 75% of its power had been restored by 6am to about 104,000 customers who had lost power.

Environment Canada said rain and strong gusts were expected in waters through Christmas Eve, with the storm moving to Newfoundland and Labrador through Saturday night.

Severe winter storms have disrupted holiday travel plans, with flights canceled at major airports in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia, and police closing some of the state’s highways due to unsafe driving conditions. I also pour water into the

In Metro Vancouver, snowpacks have stalled transport trains, threatening to knock them off cables at the Port Man and Alex Fraser bridges, and a mixture of freezing rain and heavy snow that is “medium to high” on Highway 3 between Hope and Hedley. an avalanche warning has been issued. Highway 1 through Fraser Canyon.

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