Winter storm shuts down Island

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SUMMERSIDE – Another major winter storm has shut down many activities on Prince Edward Island.

A shot of the intersection near the Blue Shank Road and Route 2 east of Summerside via the P.E.I. government's highway cameras on Sunday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m.

Nearly 40 centimetres of snow, along with strong winds ground most local activities to a halt.

Summerside police said that many of the main arteries in the city have been plowed but drifting still remained a problem Sunday night.

"The main roads have been plowed but there are still some abandoned vehicles on the road and motorists should be careful about that," a department spokesperson said. "The main roads have been down and the highway appears to be clear except for some drifting and blind spots."

There were no accidents within the city as motorists took the non-travellling advice to heart.

Late in the evening, East Prince RCMP were still advising motorists to stay off the roads.

"It's not much different than it was earlier," an RCMP spokesman said.

He said the largest emergency was a multi-vehicle accident in Borden-Carleton at the Confederation Bridge.

"There were five cars piled up but there were no major injuries," he said. “There were damages but beyond that nothing of major importance."

The storm was expected to end overnight with a clearing trend coming for Islander Day.

Environment Canada is looking for another storm that could hit the Island mid-week,

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Organizations: RCMP, Environment Canada

Geographic location: Iceland, Summerside, Borden-Carleton

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  • Michael
    February 16, 2014 - 18:36

    I'm sure Environment Canada will find one, if they look hard enough and task all the fine people they have there.