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10,000 Maritime Electric customers without power Saturday

Howling wind and rain in a single day left greater than 10,000 Maritime Electrical prospects with out energy Saturday morning, precisely three months after post-tropical storm Fiona.

And whereas the storm was not as devastating to P.E.I. as Fiona, it left some downed bushes, journey disruptions and energy outages that come at a time when many Islanders are gathered at dwelling for the vacations.

By early morning, the winds that surpassed 100 km/h all through the evening had subsided considerably. 

Maritime Electrical crews are out and the Contact Centre is open, stated spokesperson Kim Griffin on Saturday morning.

As of 8 a.m., the variety of prospects with out energy was 10,382, in response to Maritime Electric’s outage map. It has dropped to only over 9,000 by 9:30 a.m.

Flights at Charlottetown Airport have resumed, with the ten:15 a.m. arrival from Toronto exhibiting a 15 minute delay. 

The Confederation Bridge, which was closed to all site visitors Friday evening on account of excessive winds, has reopened.

A tree felled by wind overnight Friday blocks a road on P.E.I.
A tree blew over on Maplewood Street in Queens County Friday evening. It has since been cleared. (Julia Smith)
A tarp on a roof blows in the wind.
Some tarps used to quickly patch roofs after Fiona blew free Friday evening. (Shane Ross/CBC)
Christmas tree blown over in Charlottetown.
A couple of Christmas bushes blew over in Charlottetown through the storm. (Shane Ross/CBC)

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