The Confederation Bridge is completely and fully closed as of 8 p.m.
Hillsborough Bridge had been closed to all traffic Wednesday afternoon due a three-car accident and extreme whiteout conditions, RCMP said.
What started as a two car accident turned into a three car collision when a vehicle rear ended the cars involved in the original accident. There no injuries in either accident, but the motorists involved were shaken up.
By 8 p.m. RCMP issued the following updated statement:
"All stranded vehicles have been removed from the Hillsborough Bridge," oit said. " The RCMP is still advising the public to stay off of the bridge as visibility is still zero and the possibility of more vehicles becoming stranded again is very high.
"Once again, please stay off of the roads unless the situation is life threatening," said RCMP.
Maritime Electric crews were able to restore power to further 5,500 customers by 9 p.m. but conditions were so bad that Maritime Electric pulled all crews off the road, with help from plows to escort them back
"There are still approximately 600 customers without power in communities throughout the province," said Griffin in a 9 p.m. update. "When weather improves, crews will return and try to restore power.
"Our call centre is open and emergency crews will remain at the depots around the clock," she said.
"We have had reports of downed power lines, (so we) remind Islanders to stay away from power lines," said Griffin.
"Customers can report outages or downed power lines throughout the storm - we will remain open.
"Our crews will be back on the road when it's safe to do so," she said.
"As of 12:23 AM on Thursday, March 27, we are experiencing scattered outages across PEI affecting 600 customers," said Maritime Electric.
"Due to safety and the weather conditions our crews have been taken off the road. Crews will be responding to emergency and life-threatening situations only.
"Assessment will continue during the night with a further announcement at 7 am regarding the status of our crews. If you are experiencing a power outage please report it at Report an Outage or call us at 1-800-670-1012."