Most of N.S. under rainfall warning as it recovers from ice storm

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WATCH: It's been three days since a freezing rain storm battered parts of Nova Scotia, but the ice left behind isn't done causing damage. Over 100,000 customers lost power as a result of the storm. While the majority of customers have had their power restored, there are still thousands in the dark. Amber Fryday reports – Feb 7, 2022

Most of Nova Scotia can expect heavy rain and melting snow on Tuesday, just days after freezing rain left more than 120,000 homes without power.

Environment Canada says the Atlantic coast, and parts of central and eastern Nova Scotia, can expect to see up to 75 millimetres of rain.

This weather is expected to begin Tuesday morning and taper off by the evening.

“Localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible,” the agency said.

Read more: Icy roads and storm debris hamper efforts to restore power across Nova Scotia

The rainfall warning comes after a heavy winter storm that brought 20 hours of freezing rain and snow across the province.

Thousands still without power

More than 7,000 customers in Nova Scotia are still without power after a weekend storm that brought freezing rain across the province damaged power lines.

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Matt Drover with Nova Scotia Power says about 7,403 customers are still without power, down from a high of 120,000 after the winter storm hit Friday.

He says the worst-hit parts of the province are the Cape Breton and Antigonish areas.

Drover says restoration efforts have been hampered by icy conditions.

He says the majority of customers are expected to be back online later this evening.

Most of Nova Scotia was hit with freezing rain, while heavy snow blanketed other provinces in the region.

— with files from the Canadian Press.

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