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P.E.I. weather and travel update - Restrictions on Confederation Bridge, all ferry crossings cancelled

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Blowing snow advisory in effect for P.E.I. for Nov. 23.

School closures/delays

Grace Christian School is closed for the day.

Happy Day Christian Kindergarten is closed for the day.

Holland College Georgetown campus will delay opening until 9:30 a.m..

Weather

Flurries and blowing snow will continue throughout the day across P.E.I., with winds gusting up to 80 km/h and a high of -5 C. With wind chill, it will feel more like -15 C.

Tonight, blowing snow over exposed areas with winds up to 70 km/h and a temperature holding steady around -5 C. With wind chill, it will feel like -15 C.

BLOWING SNOW ADVISORY: Poor visibility and blowing snow is expected in some areas of P.E.I. today, with wind gusts up to 80 km/h causing reduced visibility.

Conditions will improve this evening as the flurries and strong winds begin to diminish.

Travel is expected to be hazardous, so drivers should be prepared to adjust their driving with changing road conditions.

For updates, visit Weather.gc.ca.


Northumberland Ferries

ADVISORY: Due to high winds, all crossings are cancelled for the day.

For more information, visit Ferries.ca or call 1-800-565-0201.


Confederation Bridge

ADVISORY: For user safety, the Confederation Bridge has restricted certain classes of vehicles from crossing until the current high wind situation changes.

Restricted classes include:

- Automobiles towing trailers

- Motorcycles

- High-sided vehicles, including trucks, tractor trailers, recreational vehicles and buses

For updates, visit Confederationbridge.com.
 

Charlottetown Airport

Air Canada flights 7752 and 7756 coming from Halifax have been delayed.

For updates, visit Flypei.com.


Traffic

Road work in Charlottetown may cause traffic delays or closures in some areas today.

Parkview Drive will be closed to through traffic from Belvedere Avenue to Christie Drive, but local traffic will be allowed.

Work will also take place on Elizabeth Street, High Street and Christie Drive, causing these streets to be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic. Traffic control personnel will be on site to direct traffic, but drivers may want to seek alternate routes. Sidewalks may also be impacted during his work.

Drivers should also be aware of traffic interruptions for the Wintertide Holiday Festival Tree Lighting and the start of Victoria Christmas Weekend, Friday, Nov. 23.

Impacts are expected on Queen Street, Grafton Street and Richmond Street. More information can be found at Charlottetown.ca/news.

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