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UPDATE: About 11.8 cm of snowfall recorded at Charlottetown Airport

A pedestrian walks in the snow in downtown Charlottetown on Nov. 16, 2018.
A pedestrian walks in the snow in downtown Charlottetown on Nov. 16, 2018. - Mitsuki Mori

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Friday's storm left the province with around 11.8 cm of snowfall, according to Environment Canada statistics.
On Saturday, the weather service stated it recorded 11.8 cm of snowfall at the Charlottetown Airport during Friday's blast of wintery weather.
Snowfall numbers for other areas of the province were unavailable. The peak wind was recorded at 78 km/h in North Cape.
By Saturday, skies had cleared and Maritime Electric had restored power to almost all of its customers.
Earlier on Friday, Maritime Electric was reporting a power outage affecting almost 6,000 customers in North Bedeque, Albany, Kinkora, Borden-Carleton, Hampton and the surrounding areas as winter weather worsened.
The utility said crews were also investigating an outage in Kensington and the surrounding area.
Snow started falling over the Island around noon continued throughout the evening.
Schools across the Island closed three hours early in anticipation of messy weather and the City of Charlottetown closed its offices at 3 p.m.
Holland College and UPEI also closed early.
Health P.E.I. announced the cancellation of some services and several flights at the Charlottetown Airport were either cancelled or delayed. 

SEE CINDY DAY'S WEATHER FORECAST

Blowing snow will be mixed with ice pellets late this afternoon and into the evening, and winds gusts are expected to reach 80 km/h along parts of the coast.

Stephanie Wong, left, Elizabeth LeGay and Cody Bourque enjoy the wintery outdoors at Victoria Park in Charlottetown with their dog, Bohdie, on Nov. 16, 2018.
Stephanie Wong, left, Elizabeth LeGay and Cody Bourque enjoy the wintery outdoors at Victoria Park in Charlottetown with their dog, Bohdie, on Nov. 16, 2018.

Drivers are advised to be extra cautious on the roads and to adjust their driving as road conditions change. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.

Northumberland Ferries

ADVISORY: Due to weather, Northumberland Ferries Ltd. will be leaving Caribou, N.S. at 9:30 a.m. then cancelling all remaining crossings for today. 

Regular fall schedule (Nov. 5-Nov. 30)

Departing from Wood Islands, P.E.I. – 6:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 2:45 p.m., 6:15 p.m. - CROSSINGS CANCELLED FOR THE DAY

Departing from Caribou, N.S. – 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 8 p.m. - CROSSINGS CANCELLED FOR THE DAY

ADVISORY: A weather advisory for late this morning may cause disruption in service.

For updates on crossings, visit Ferries.ca or call 1-800-565-0201.


Confederation Bridge

ADVISORY: Wind conditions may result in restrictions of traffic on the Confederation Bridge, beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15 until 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15.

Travellers are advised to check ahead for updates by visiting Confederationbridge.com.

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