July 7, 2014 2:43 pm
Updated: July 7, 2014 8:02 pm

Thousands still without power in post-tropical storm Arthur aftermath


Watch above: Parts of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are still without power after being hit by post-Tropical Storm Arthur, but clean-up efforts are underway to remove the thousands of fallen trees that fell on roads, homes and vehicles. Ross Lord reports.

HALIFAX – Tens of thousands of people are still without power in the Maritimes Monday as the cleanup following post-tropical storm Arthur continued.

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More than 83,000 NB Power customers were still without electricity as of 3:45 p.m. AT, while Nova Scotia Power said more than 28,000 of its customers didn’t have power.

READ MORE: Video and images of damage left by post-tropical storm Arthur

All New Brunswick government offices in the Fredericton area were closed due to the cleanup and power outages caused by the storm.

The city was among the hardest hit areas over the weekend.

Arthur lost its hurricane status just before hitting the Maritimes, but it still packed a brutal punch, with drenching rain and winds that toppled trees and knocked out power for more than 250,000.

Wayne Tallon, a spokesman the City of Fredericton, says it will take weeks to clean up downed trees in the city.

He says about 2,000 trees were damaged during the storm.

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