Storm Lee on Saturday made landfall as a post-tropical storm packing hurricane-force winds in a remote area of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia causing power outages for tens of thousands of residents along the North Atlantic coast
On Saturday, wind-related tree and power line damage left some 120,000 residents in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia without power. Nearly 20,000 individuals in adjacent New Brunswick were without electricity.
“Crews have been able to restore power to some customers … however, conditions are getting worse. In many cases, especially when winds are above 80 km/h (49.7 mph), it isn’t safe for our crews,” Matt Drover of the Nova Scotia electric utility said earlier on Saturday.
The heavy storm flooded roads and trees with heavy rains and brought strong winds creating troublesome situations for residents.