P.E.I. weather, travel updates for Tuesday, March 2 | Local | News


Weather

Snow and blowing snow will continue across the province Tuesday afternoon with west winds gusting 70-90 km/h. With the wind chill, it will feel like -20 C.

P.E.I. forecast for March 2-8, 2021. - SaltWire file
P.E.I. forecast for March 2-8, 2021. – SaltWire file

 

A word from SaltWire Network chief meteorologist Cindy Day

Cindy Day - Contributed
Cindy Day – Contributed

 

“Meteorological spring is off to a blustery start. Yesterday’s warm up came to an abrupt end overnight. A strong west wind in the wake of the system continues to trigger onshore snow; the wind is strong and cold enough to stream the snow bands right across the province. Local snowfall accumulations could be as high as 10 centimetres, especially over parts of Prince County. That wind is almost responsible for today’s reverse temperature trend. Falling temperatures feel a lot colder when you factor in the wind – dress accordingly. The west wind is expected to linger with gusts of 60 to 70 kilometres per hour on Wednesday. A bright and somewhat milder Thursday will be followed by a cold Friday. Right now, the weekend looks fair, but I am keeping an eye on a snow system that could bring us some snow on Monday.”


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


Marine Forecast

March 2

CHALEUR – MISCOU: STORM WARNING/FREEZING SPRAY WARNING

NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT – WESTERN HALF: GALE WARNING/FREEZING SPRAY WARNING

NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT – EASTERN HALF: GALE WARNING/FREEZING SPRAY WARNING

GULF – MAGDALEN: STORM WARNING/FREEZING SPRAY WARNING

  • WIND: W 35 to 45 knots increasing to W 50 knots near noon
  • WAVES: 3 to 4 metres becoming 5 to 7 metres in the afternoon

Travel

Confederation Bridge

Confederation Bridge - Jason Malloy
Confederation Bridge – Jason Malloy

Bridge traffic restriction:

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 2:10 a.m. on March 2.

For information on authorized travel to P.E.I., contact public authorities by email at [email protected] or by phone at 902-368-5025. For travel information to New Brunswick, call 1-844-462-8387. Cash is not accepted at this time.

For updates, visit confederationbridge.com.

Charlottetown Airport

Charlottetown Airport - Contributed
Charlottetown Airport – Contributed

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

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