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Up-to-date storm coverage as intense winter storm approaches Atlantic Canada

WATCH ABOVE: Extreme storm surge led emergency management officials in Nova Scotia to urge people living in vulnerable coastal areas to leave their homes. Comfort centers have been set up as tens of thousands of people are without electricity and the storm is only expected to get worse throughout the night.

The Maritimes is bracing itself for an intense winter storm that promises to bring a mixture of snow, strong winds and freezing rain.

READ MORE: Storm closures in Nova Scotia as severe winter weather predicted for province

School and business cancellations have been reported in Nova Scotia. Airports are warning of travel disruptions, while Marine Atlantic cancelled sailings between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

READ: Bomb cyclone? What’s next for Eastern Canada’s brutally cold winter

Damage and power outages are expected and Nova Scotia Power has launched the biggest pre-storm mobilization in the company’s history.

Follow along with our up-to-date coverage of the storm.

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