WATCH ABOVE: Post-tropical storm Arthur slammed into Fredericton with high winds and heavy rain. Laura Brown reports on the impact on New Brunswick’s capital.
TORONTO – As post-tropical storm Arthur continues to hammer the Maritimes with near hurricane-strength winds it’s leaving behind a wake of fallen trees and downed power lines.
Roughly 200,000 homes and businesses in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick were left in the dark by the storm Saturday.
Environment Canada measured wind gusts over 116km/h, while more than 110 millimetres of rain soaked parts of New Brunswick causing some localized flooding.
The strong winds toppled dozens of huge trees onto roads and vehicles across Nova Scotia creating a mess for city crews.
In Saint John, N.B., the heavy rain caused flooding forcing some streets to close.
And near Peggy’s Cove, N.S., huge waves crashing on the shores have attracted some interested onlookers. However, officials with the city of Halifax are warning people to stay away from the popular tourist destination.
WATCH: People warned to stay away from popular Nova Scotia tourist destination Peggy’s Cove.
Forecasters are predicting Prince Edward Island will experience the worst of the weather later Saturday as the storm passes through Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
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