The tropical storm watch and rainfall warning have ended for P.E.I. as post-tropical storm Teddy passes over the eastern end of the Island Wednesday, but CBC meteorologist Jay Scotland said strong winds are still ahead this afternoon.
A tropical cyclone information statement has also ended.
Strong northwest winds will follow the storm’s passage, said Scotland. Islanders can expect winds of 50 km/h with gusts to 80, and higher gusts possible along the coast. The Confederation Bridge recorded gusts up to 100 km/h.
“With these strong winds, Islanders should be prepared for power outages,” said Scotland.
“Also, please stay away from the coast as these strong winds, occurring near high tide, will result in elevated water levels, large waves and pounding surf. Coastal flooding is possible, particularly along the North Shore.”
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Classes are cancelled at the P.E.I. Public Schools Branch and French Language School Board.
P.E.I.’s Emergency Measures Organization provided an update at 1:30 p.m. in which Public Safety Minister Bloyce Thompson acknowledged the storm has so far had only minor effects on P.E.I. but added “it never hurts to be safe.”
Teddy was downgraded from hurricane status before it hit the Nova Scotia coast, between Halifax and Cape Breton, at about 9 a.m., but it still has sustained winds of 100 km/h near its centre.
- See a full list of cancellations on Storm Centre.
- Islanders can call in cancellations to 1-877-236-9350.
Northumberland Ferries cancelled all sailings for the day. As of 3:45 p.m., Confederation Bridge was open to all traffic.
There are no major outages being reported at Maritime Electric so far.
The rain will taper off to showers in the early evening on P.E.I.
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