Severe winds greet us this morning and have caused quite a bit of damage to property and downed trees, powerlines and poles overnight. Police are urging you to proceed with extreme caution on all roads today and it will likely take days to cleanup the mess left from the storm. Some roads in the HRM, especially those close to the shoreline have been washed out or damaged.
As we experience the back-end of the storm this morning, over 137,000 are waking up without power; winds are expected to die down this afternoon, allowing Nova Scotia Power crews to get out and safely restore it. Halifax transit buses will be back up and running on their usual schedule but the ferry isn’t back up and running yet so you’ll have to be shuttled.
And we are still under a wind and storm surge warning this morning: Arrivals and departures from Halifax Stanfield have been cancelled or delayed with the next flight not scheduled to go out until after 9 AM; best to check your flight info online before heading out that way; anticipate schools in HRM being closed again today.
Our emergency services call centres have been dealing with an extremly high volume of calls over the past few hours and some of the calls are just for weather related damage to property. So now the city is asking people to PLEASE DO NOT call emergency servies (police/fire/911) unless there is an actual risk of public or personal safety or a road is blocked. Just because you’re power is out or you ran out of storm chips or the Tim’s down the road doesn’t have power, doesn’t mean you call 911, OKAY!?
Justin Timberlake has premiered his new single “Filthy” (CLIP) The funky, futuristic track was also released with a video (below.) Timberlake plans to release three more videos ahead of the February 2nd release of his new album “Man of the Woods.” I thought this was supposed to be his country album?
And that’s your Fast Five!