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P.E.I. weather, travel updates for Wednesday, Jan. 15

P.E.I. forecast for Jan. 15-21, 2020.
P.E.I. forecast for Jan. 15-21, 2020. - SaltWire File Photo

Weather

SaltWire Network chief meteorologist Cindy Day
SaltWire Network chief meteorologist Cindy Day

A word from SaltWire Network’s chief meteorologist Cindy Day:

A developing storm system over the American Midwest has Atlantic Canada in its crosshairs.

The storm will reach the Eastern Seaboard overnight and continue to intensify as it moves offshore and tracks towards Sable Island.

This is predominantly a snow event, but snowfall totals are not expected to be excessive – five to 10 centimetres with higher amounts in the east.

The wind, on the other hand, will be wild.

The storm will undergo explosive cyclogenesis, which means a rapid drop in central pressure – that’s where the wind will come from.

By the end of the day Thursday and into Friday, the north wind will gust from 80 to 90 km/h.

Whiteout conditions will persist in the wake of the storm, and wind chill will range from -16 C to -22 C as we head into the weekend.

The SaltWire Network provides weather updates throughout the day. Check in with chief meteorologist Cindy Day by visiting Weather by Day.

A weather statement has been in issued in your region. Click here to view all local weather statements.


Travel

Charlottetown traffic advisory: closure on Pownal Street on Wednesday, Jan. 15

The public is advised that Pownal Street between Water Street to the end of Pownal Street will be closed to traffic beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15. This closure is necessary to replace a catch basin. Parking restrictions will be in place for the closed section of this street. Traffic control personnel will be onsite.


Confederation Bridge – Traffic running smoothly

The Confederation Bridge is currently open to all traffic.

For updates, visit confederationbridge.com.


Charlottetown Airport

Flights are on schedule at the Charlottetown Airport.

For updates, visit flypei.com.

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