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Arthur's aftermath: Thousands remain without power, sinkholes open up

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Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Monday, July 7, 2014, 10:15 - It could be days, even weeks, of clean-up across parts of Atlantic Canada after post tropical storm Arthur lashed the region this past weekend.


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More than 140,00 people in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are still without power with the bulk of the outages in New Brunswick.

The New Brunswick government says its offices in the Fredericton-area, which was one of the hardest hit by the storm, will be closed Monday due to continuing power outages and clean-up efforts.

Officials say there will be no mail delivery in several places on Monday due to power outages that are limiting capabilities for mail service.

"Normal delivery service will resume once power is restored and it's safe to do so," says Canada Post.


PHOTOS AND VIDEOS: Arthur's Fury


At the height of the storm on Saturday, more than a quarter of a million people lost power.

The storm also brought damaging winds and flooding rains, causing a massive sinkhole that swallowed three trailers and one car at a Fredericton campground on Saturday, according to the CBC.

"There were a few tense moments but nobody got hurt," one resident who witnessed the sinkhole told the CBC.

Arthur lost its hurricane status just before hitting the Maritimes, but it still packed a punch as it moved through.

Here are some of the best shots of the storm and its aftermath, sent in by Weather Network viewers.

Faye Hanley, Saint John, N.B.

Lynn Elliot, Saint John, N.B.

Angela Henley, Mont-Louis, Que.

Gina Levesque, Mont-St-Pierre, Que.

Dawn Langille, Saint John, N.B.

Madeleine A, Petit-Rocher, N.B.

Cecile Vigneault, Pictou, N.S.

John MacDonald, Windsor, N.S.

Brenda Tate, Yarmouth, N.S.

Shantel, Windsor, N.S.

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