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P.E.I. weather, travel updates for Wednesday, Sept. 23

Today's Picture of the Day is by eight-year-old Simone Wang.
Today's Picture of the Day is by eight-year-old Simone Wang. - Contributed

Closures/cancellations:

  • All classes in the Public Schools Branch and the French-language school board have been cancelled for today.
  • Grace Christian School will remained closed for the day.
  • Northumberland Ferries Ltd. have cancelled all crossings for today.

Maritime Electric:

Maritime Electric received about a dozen calls from customers last night.

Kim Griffin, a spokeswoman for the utility, said there was an outage in Grand Tracadie that crews searched for last night but were unable to find the problem. They will return to the area today.

There are currently 9 customers without power.



Weather

Teddy has arrived, and the Island can expect more rain today. According to the rainfall warning in effect, the province is expected to get an additional 20-30 millimetres of rain today. To see affected areas, click here.

P.E.I. forecast for Sept. 23-29, 2020. - SaltWire file
P.E.I. forecast for Sept. 23-29, 2020. - SaltWire file

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Click here for weather updates throughout the day from the SaltWire Network weather desk.


Marine Forecast

September 23

CHALEUR - MISCOU: GALE WARNING

WIND: NE 35 knots backing to N 35 to 45 knots early in the morning then diminishing to NW 25 to 30 knots in the evening

NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT - WESTERN HALF: GALE WARNING

WIND: E 25 knots backing to N 25 knots near noon then increasing to W 35 to 45 knots in the afternoon. Wind diminishing to W 25 to 30 knots in the evening

NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT - EASTERN HALF: GALE WARNING

WIND: E 25 knots backing to N 25 knots near noon then increasing to W 35 to 45 knots in the afternoon. Wind diminishing to W 25 to 30 knots in the evening

GULF – MAGDALEN: GALE WARNING

WIND: NE 35 knots backing to N 35 to 45 knots early in the morning except E 25 knots over eastern sections. Wind becoming NW 35 to 45 knots in the evening

WAVES: 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 metres in the morning then building to 3 to 4 metres in the afternoon



Travel

Confederation Bridge

Confederation Bridge - Jason Malloy
Confederation Bridge - Jason Malloy

**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.

Bridge restrictions were put into place at 4:30 a.m. Sept. 23.

Attention: Restrictions on interprovincial traffic (within the Atlantic provinces only) due to COVID-19 have been lifted and the bridge is open to all traffic. A reminder that cash is not accepted at this time. For information on authorized travel to P.E.I., contact public authorities by email at publicsafety@gov.pe.ca or by phone at 902-368-5025. For travel information to New Brunswick, call 1-800-462-8387.

For updates, visit confederationbridge.com.


Charlottetown Airport

Charlottetown Airport - Contributed
Charlottetown Airport - Contributed

For flight schedules and COVID-19 travel information, visit flyyyg.com.

RELATED: COVID-19 information and what to expect when you travel


Northumberland Ferries Limited

Northumberland Ferries Limited - Contributed
Northumberland Ferries Limited - Contributed

**Advisory: All sailings have been cancelled for Sept. 23 due to forecasted weather conditions.**

Passengers are advised to check-in at least 40 minutes before departure to allow time for the additional screening procedures implemented for everyone’s safety. Walk-on passengers may check-in 30 minutes before departure. Northumberland Ferries Limited strongly recommends all customers – including walk-ons – make a reservation online or by calling toll free 1-877-762-7245.

Daily round-trip sailings from Sept. 8 to Nov. 30:

  • Departing Wood Islands, P.E.I. — Monday to Friday: 6:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.; Saturday to Sunday: 8 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
  • Departing Caribou, N.S. — Monday to Friday: 8 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.; Saturday to Sunday: 9:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m.

To read the NFL’s COVID-19 response measures, click here.

For more information, visit Ferries.ca or call the Wood Islands ferry terminal at 902-962-3635.

RELATED: What to Expect While Sailing with Northumberland Ferries Limited

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