PHOTOS: Hurricane force winds, snow, slam Newfoundland
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 2:52 PM - The strongest storm of the season so far edged into Atlantic Canada earlier this week, strengthening rapidly as it barrelled through the north Atlantic Thursday. Hurricane force winds, snow, and damaging storm surge were expected to batter parts of Newfoundland the the day, with the largest waves on the planet targeting the island.
The storm knocked out power to thousands as winds whipped the region.
"This is just one of many issues our crews have been dealing with," said Newfoundland Power in a tweet showing powerline damage. "We thank all of our customers who have been impacted during this storm for their patience. We are working as safely and diligently as possible to restore power to our customers."
Much of Atlantic Canada saw winds upwards of 80 km/h, with most of Newfoundland experiencing wind gusts over 130 km/m, which made for reduced visibility and dangerous driving conditions.
Atlantic Canada will continue to be the focus of the active weather through next week with a couple more systems expected.
SEE IMPACTS OF THE 'WEATHER BOMB' IMPACTING NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR, BELOW:
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