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Power restored to most N.B. residents after winter storm causes outages

Power restored to most N.B. residents after winter storm causes outages
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Most people in New Brunswick have had their energy restored after waking up from a power outage on Saturday morning

NB Power reports that more than 900 customers have regained their strength. Most of the outages were in the Kinbekasis Valley and the Fundi region.

There were fewer than 250 outages in the late morning.

Environment Canada’s winter storm warnings remain in effect for much of southeastern New Brunswick, where a few centimeters of snow is expected, ending this morning.

About 10 more centimeters of snow will fall in southern New Brunswick this morning, CBC meteorologist Tina Simpkin said, with temperatures dropping to between -16 and -21 degrees Celsius, feeling between -26 to – 35°C with the wind chill.

As the sky clears in the afternoon, Simpkin said, the winds will reach 60 km/h, and will decrease later in the afternoon.

Snow fell up to 30 centimeters in parts of the province.

Freezing cold warnings for northern New Brunswick are also expected to expire later this morning. Temperatures were as low as -36°C with the wind chilling in some areas overnight.

The roads are slippery. Police warn people to drive carefully and to avoid traveling on highways.

Friday night travel advisories were implemented for the southeastern portions of Highways 1 and 2. They remained in effect Saturday morning for Highway 2 from the Nova Scotia border in Sackville to Fredericton.

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