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NB Power readies for a winter storm Sunday that could hamper efforts to restore power for thousands.

Yet another winter storm takes aim at Atlantic Canada

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Digital writers

Saturday, December 28, 2013, 2:52 PM -

STORM WATCH: Tune in on TV this weekend as we track this approaching system.

It's deja vu in a big way for Atlantic Canadians this weekend, thanks to yet another winter storm that's set to make itself felt in the region.

A system brewing over the U.S. Eastern Seaboard is set to target Newfoundland and the Maritimes Sunday afternoon into Monday, with snow, rain and stiff winds - almost identical to the storms of last week.

Aside from the snow, this system will bring freezing rain to much of mainland Nova Scotia and Newfoundland's Avalon peninsula as well as regular rain in the Yarmouth area.

For most of the region, however, this will be a snow event, with up to 30 cm possible in New Brunswick and eastern Prince Edward Island.

Newfoundland will feel the worst effects of the system on Monday.

People in the region have every right to be fed up with all this snow, especially in New Brunswick, where 12,000 customers remained without power as of 9 a.m. Atlantic Time.

That number was as high as 54,000 earlier in the week, centred around the Rothesay and St. Stephen areas, as system after system battered the province. NB Power said the series of storms were the most damaging faced by the utility in more than a decade.

NB Power says the "great majority" of outages should be fixed by end of day Tuesday, but warns people still in the dark to expect more weather-related delays.

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