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16 Nov 2018 | 10:58 AM UTC

Canada: Storms and travel disruptions in the east Nov. 16 /update 1

Canada News Alert

Winter storms to cause transportation disruptions in various eastern provinces November 16; monitor local weather reports

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/16/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/18/2018, 11:59 PM (America/Toronto). COUNTRY/REGION Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Québec

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Winter storms and strong winds are forecast for much of the east of the country on Friday, November 16, along with transportation disruptions. Flight delays and cancelations are to be anticipated at airports in the region, including those serving Montréal (YUL), Toronto (YTZ, YYZ), Ottawa (YOW), Bathurst (ZBF), Charlottetown (YYG), Fredericton (YFC), Gaspé (YGP), Halifax (YHZ), Moncton (YQM), Saint John (YSJ), Saint John’s (YYT), Sydney (YQY), and Îles-de-la-Madeleine (YGR). Rail and road disruptions - notably hazardous driving conditions - are also to be anticipated. Power outages are also likely. The disruptions could potentially continue into the weekend.

The Meteorological Service of Canada has issued snow and wind warnings for parts of the following provinces: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Québec.


Individuals in the affected area are advised to confirm travel plans, exercise increased caution when driving, keep abreast of weather alerts, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.


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