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Matthew hits the Maritimes and Newfoundland
« on: October 12, 2016, 05:57:43 AM »

The remnants of “Matthew” stormed into the Maritimes and Newfoundland on Monday causing extensive damage to infrastructure......and a particularly bad day too as it was the Thanksgiving Holiday with heavy traffic.

The Trans Canada Highway was severed in Terra Nova National Park halting east-west traffic across  Newfoundland, There is no alternate route to cross the province. Some vehicles did use portions of the abandoned railway.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/states-of-emergencies-rainstorm-aftermath-1.3799472

And between mainland Nova Scotia and Cape Breton.....oneway traffic was being escourted  across the Canso Causeway by a  plow to clear boulders washed up onto the highway roadbed,.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/power-outages-affecting-about-50-000-in-nova-scotia-1.3799440

The Confederation to Prince Edward Island also had high sided vehicle restrictions.
 
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Re: Matthew hits the Maritimes and Newfoundland
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2016, 11:45:29 PM »

Heard there were quite a few roads washed out and flooding. Not as bad as it got in the States, but still a mess for people out there. Hopefully everything is back up and running within a reasonable time frame.

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Re: Matthew hits the Maritimes and Newfoundland
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2016, 07:45:45 AM »

Wow!  I sure didn't expect them to get hit that hard.

I live in Texas.  However, I was up there 2 months ago (read Newfoundland Trip Rescheduled/misadventure, Oct 6, 2016 post).  I met so many great people.  I ended up spending a few days in the Sydney Regional Hospital with a broken leg, great care.  Then a few more days in a hotel for more recovery before heading home, thus, meeting some more great people. 

After such close interaction with the citizens of the area I feel as though it is my family suffering. I pray for all.  Also, hope all the bridges and roads are repaired quickly.
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