Winter storm caused dozens of flights cancellation and power cut in Eastern Canada

Published on : Monday, December 23, 2013

tropical-stormA powerful winter storm that hit eastern Canada on Saturday night, dozens of flights has canceled and the dangerous mix of snow, with more has left thousands of people without power, rain and ice pellets is expected to wreak havoc on the rest of the week.Cancellations due to bad weather conditions of Air Canada, where Toronto ‘s Pearson International Airport , also warned of possible further flight delays .

Montreal ‘s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport on Saturday , with many flights were delayed or canceled . Air Canada canceled flights are rebooking waiving the fee .Hydro One – approximately 28,000 customers in southern Ontario , according to ONTARIO , Kingston and Toronto area planted , were without power Saturday night . (HYDRO last one to see the map . )

Marylena stea Hydro spokesman said crews stand throughout the weekend .” We expect some major weather this weekend , and it started to hit many areas of the province , ” he said .Environment Canada, Ontario and Atlantic Canada to prepare for the case of power outages and urged residents .” This we have seen in decades is going to be one of the heaviest snow , rain or freezing rain , ” a climatologist David Phillips , Environment Canada , CTV ‘s Mike Walker said early Saturday . ” So I say, that is respectful and make sure you do not do anything foolish to think . “Philip , – North Toronto area , 20 to 30 millimeters of rain is likely to see .

” It is , in freezing rain , freezing drizzle precipitation of this kind , in fact , can cling to that is worrying . ‘s Fall , it is a thin veneer , Nature » can produce is covered with hard snow , Phillips said. ” And it , dolls can collect a lot of glue on it , it’s nasty , you can not break the way … Many of the officials concerned and we think that some of the power dissipation of a loss of power , you will not see some of the branches . ”

Quebec , authorities say , that left three people in hazardous road conditions may have played a role in the accident . 30 centimeters of snow mixed with ice pellets in Montreal and its surrounding areas is expected this week .East , freezing rain and snow significantly Prince Edward Island , Nova Scotia and New Brunswick is expected to be affected .

Up to 40 mm of rain and freezing rain could fall over parts of Scotland begins on Saturday and overnight , Environment Canada warned that lasted 12 hours .Dangerous road conditions in the area affected by the storm , caused by motorists and pedestrians are advised to ” exercise caution and adjust plans accordingly , ” said National Weather Agency .

However , the current weather in Kingston , Ont, damaged by Tuesday’s fire is hampering efforts to dismantle the massive construction crane .Snow and rain in the Eastern Ontario town to work as a staff significantly , officials say , has dissipated .


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