Storm warn­ing for Wed­nes­day

High winds, rain caused mi­nor flood­ing and power out­ages Mon­day

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - THE PROVINCE -

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.

CAROLYN DRAKE/THE GUARDIAN

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.

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