Storm warning for Wednesday
High winds, rain caused minor flooding and power outages Monday
Islanders should get ready for more snow Wednesday.
Environment Canada is warning of an intensifying low-pressure system that will track across Nova Scotia and into the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Significant snowfall and gusting winds are expected across P.E.I.
Meteorologists were still uncertain about the track of the system late Monday, but they do expect more than 15 cm of snow in most localities.
Snowfall warnings may be issued today.
As well, higher than normal water levels and rough surf are likely along the coastline of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Sunday’s rain and wind event caused some flooding in the O’Leary and Coleman areas as snow in the ditches blocked access to culverts.
Crews were also dispatched to clear away some fallen trees encroaching onto the roadways, including one that had to be removed in the Linkletter area.
Maritime Electric spokeswoman Kim Griffin said the utility and its P.E.I. customers fared well, with fewer than 20 individual outages reported, many of them caused by trees falling on lines.
Summerside had to shut down power from Reads Corner to Waugh’s Quick Mart on Water Street and subdivisions in between for at least a half hour Monday to do repairs after the high winds damaged lines.
There were also smaller outages in other parts of the city, including one caused by a tree that fell on the line on Maple Grove Road. Those outages impacted about 20 customers.
More Summerside residents were expected to be in the dark this morning as a planned power outage was to take place between 11 p.m. Monday to about 5 a.m. today.
The outage was necessary to address damage sustained to a pole on the corner of Cedar and North Market streets.
This blustery scene was captured on Victoria Row in Charlottetown during the snow storm on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. More snow is on the way for Wednesday, according to Environment Canada.