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Canada Nor'easter forces several N.B. schools to close, thousands of power outages

13:46  14 march  2018
13:46  14 march  2018 Source:   cbc.ca

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A major nor ' easter is making its way across the province on Wednesday, forcing several schools to close and thousands of power outages . In the meantime, Caleb Lajoie, 3, and Paul Lajoie enjoy playing in the snow at Moncton's Prince Edward Park.

a tree in the snow: Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for most of the province as a nor'easter moves in Tuesday afternoon.© CBC Environment Canada has issued a winter storm warning for most of the province as a nor'easter moves in Tuesday afternoon.

A major nor'easter that's pummeling the province today has forced several schools to close in New Brunswick.

All schools in the Anglophone South, Anglophone West and Anglophone North School Districts are closed.

As of 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, close to 5,500 NB Power customers were in the dark. Close to 2,000 of those customers are living in the Central York Sunbury area and just over 1,000 customers in the Moncton, Riverview and Dieppe area.

Several businesses will either be delayed or closed throughout Wednesday. Fredericton Transit has delayed its start until 10:15 a.m. from Kings Place. Several flights from the Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton airports have also been cancelled.

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A major nor ' easter that's pummeling the province today has forced several schools to close in New Brunswick. All schools in the Anglophone South, Anglophone West and Anglophone North School Districts are closed . As of 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, close to 5

Nor ' easter closes all schools , causes thousands of power outages . Police urge motorists to stay off roads as nor ' easter moves through New Brunswick. Here are the areas hit hardest by snow, rain and wind in Thursday's storm.

Winter storm warning continues

Most of the province remains under a winter storm warning from Environment Canda, as heavy snow, strong winds and blowing snow are expected to continue throughout the day.

About 30 to 50 centimetres of snow is forecast for the eastern region of the province but areas near the Gulf of St. Lawrence coast, could receive even more than that, Environment Canada said in a statement.

Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 30 centimetres are generally expected by late Wednesday night for western areas.

"An intense low pressure system south of Nova Scotia will track across eastern Nova Scotia this morning and then linger over the Gulf of St. Lawrence today," the weather agency said.

"Rapidly accumulating snow could make travel difficult over some locations. Visibility will be suddenly reduced to near zero at times in heavy snow and blowing snow."

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Filed Under: Local TV, Nor ' easter , Power Outages . BOSTON (CBS) – The third nor ’ easter in ten days sent hundreds of thousands of people back into the dark Tuesday. Several communities have opened up warming shelters to help residents without power .

Several roads closed , thousands of NB Power customers without electricity. All of New Brunswick remains under weather warnings from Environment Canada due to a nor ' easter delivering snow, rain, freezing rain and ice pellets 1:12.

CBC meteorologist Kalin Mitchell said winds will continue to be strong this afternoon, gusting to 70 km/h along the Bay of Fundy coastline.

The top three peak winds in New Brunswick overnight were in Moncton, where the wind reached 85 km/h, followed by Grand Manan at 81 km/h. Mitchell said Fredericton was in third place with winds at 76 km/h.

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