Power Outages Because Of High Winds

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 06:23 AM

Don't expect these strong winds to become light anytime soon. The Weather Network is reporting the winds this morning are gusting as high as 80 kilometers an hour in Saint John. They will diminish a bit by noonhour but remain strong through the afternoon and not become light until early tomorrow.

A metal piece from the exterior of the Union Club has blown off in the wind, and signs have been blown over in the uptown

A large section of Bayside Drive in the area or Courtney Avenue and Bayside Middle School is closed to traffic because of a downed power line and hydro poles that appear to be leaning.

The main roads in the city are clear but the side roads, parking lots and sidewalks are slushy with icy spots.

Saint John Energy reported a power outage this morning affecting 12 hundred customers in the area of Lancaster Avenue and the lower west side. The estimated restoration was 8:00.

NB Power is reporting more than 15 thousand homes and businesses are without electricity around the province with over 27 hundred in Charlotte Southwest and more than 600 in the Kennebecasis Valley and Fundy.

Saint John Airport reports one flight cancellation which was the morning flight to Halifax.

The Confederation Bridge is closed to all traffic until further notice with winds gusting to 147 kilometers an hour.

The Millidgeville Ferry is off its run because of the high winds.