High winds and blowing snow create whiteout conditions across P.E.I.

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CHARLOTTETOWN - Motorists are being urged to use extreme caution when travelling on P.E.I. roads today as high winds are causing blowing and drifting snow, resulting in dangerous whiteout conditions across the province.
High winds, flurries and cold temperatures are forecast to continue throughout the day.
Roads are described as snow covered, icy and extremely slippery.
Salting and sanding operations are hampered because high winds are blowing the salt and sand off the highways.
Winds gusts at North Cape were recorded at 93 kilometres an hour.
A snow squall warning remains in effect for northern and eastern areas of the province with occasional heavy snow flurry activities resulting in whiteouts.
Maritime Electric had nine crews working throughout the night to restore power to more than 1,600 customers who lost power Tuesday and into early Wednesday as plummeting temperatures resulted in ice buildup on trees and power lines.
Traffic restrictions continue on the Confederation Bridge affecting automobiles towing trailers, motorcycles, and high-sided vehicles including trucks, tractor trailers, recreational vehicles, and buses.

Organizations: Maritime Electric

Geographic location: P.E.I., CHARLOTTETOWN, North Cape

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