Arthur arrives in Annapolis County, some power outages reported

Published on July 5, 2014

Wind knocks down trees, branches

Use caution while travelling as Arthur moves across the Valley, blowing down trees.

Maximum winds gusts near 128 km per hour have been reported off Brier Island , while Halifax is reporting gusts of about 90 km per hour.  The storm seems to be intensifying as it moves on.

Parts of the Valley are experiencing power interruptions, as trees and branches are damaging power lines. Middleton, Annapolis Royal, Bear River, Bridgetown, Dalhousie and Kings County have all been reporting interruptions.

People are being asked to use caution around the coastlines, avoid the beaches if possible.

All provincial parks including camping, beach parks, day-use parks closed yesterday and will remain closed today due to the severe weather conditions expected from Tropical Storm Arthur.

Tomorrow morning parks will be re-evaluated for damage and safety concerns on a case-by-case basis before a decision is made to reopen. The day-use parks may reopen some time on Sunday based on storm damage assessment.

The post-tropical storm hit landfall around 7:30 a.m. in the vicinity of Meteghan and Port Maitland Nova Scotia, according to Environment Canada.