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Islanders are expected to be the recipients of another pre-December winter storm, which is scheduled to begin tonight and last well into Thursday.
Environment Canada issued a winter storm warning for the entire province Wednesday, forecasting between 15 and 25 cm of total snowfall.
The weather agency expects a major low-pressure system to track towards the Maritimes and stall southeast of Cape Breton on Wednesday night, with snow beginning later in this evening.
The low is also expected to generate northerly winds gusting up to 100 km/h overnight and into Thursday morning.
The heavy snow is expected to taper to lighter snow mixed with rain Thursday morning before ending late in the day.
Lesser amounts of snow are expected over eastern sections of the Island, where snow is expected to mix with rain for the duration of the storm.
Large waves and pounding surf could also contribute to elevated water levels along north-facing coastal areas Thursday.
On the Northumberland Strait side of the Island, the storm warning prompted Northumberland Ferries Ltd. to cancel all of its crossings between Wood Islands and Caribou, N.S. for Thursday.
As for the Confederation Bridge, a site-specific weather forecast Wednesday indicated wind conditions overnight may have resulted in traffic restrictions beginning around 11 p.m. Wednesday and potentially lasting until 11 p.m. Thursday.
Environment Canada advised postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve, saying visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in the heavy snow.
Health P.E.I. also issued a statement reminding Islanders with appointments at hospitals, clinics and other health-care services to call ahead to confirm their appointment or notify staff if they are unable to make the appointment. The health agency will provide updates online at princeedwardisland.ca if health programs and services are impacted today.
Islanders are also reminded to call 811 for non-urgent health care advice or 911 in the event of an emergency.
See below for a live look at conditions on the Confederation Bridge