Much of eastern Canada pummeled by deep cold, heavy winds

From Reuters - January 5, 2018

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Large parts of eastern Canada grappled with extreme weather on Friday as temperatures plunged to record lows in Toronto, while heavy winds downed power lines, contributing to power outages affecting more than 85,000 customers in Nova Scotia.

The Nova Scotia Power utility grappled on Friday morning with more than 2,000 active outages, according to the latest data on its website, as eastern Canada reeled from a massive storm with winds hitting around 100 kilometers (60 miles)an hour that moved north on Thursday from the United States.

The fast-developing storm, dubbed by forecasters as a weather bomb, a bombogenesis or bomb cyclone, had already led to dozens of canceled flights, while closing schools and businesses in parts of eastern Canada.


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