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Power outages, travel delays as spring continues to evade Atlantic Canada

MARITIME STORM: Three people struggle through high winds and snow as they cross Hollis street in downtown Halifax. March 26, 2014.

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Crews worked Monday to restore power to thousands of customers as more nasty weather hammered storm-weary Atlantic Canada.

At one point Monday afternoon, almost 28,000 customers were without electricity in New Brunswick, with the majority in Bouctouche, Moncton and Shediac.

Nova Scotia Power also reported outages caused by high winds and freezing rain.

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A number of flights in the region were delayed or cancelled, and the RCMP warned drivers of slick roads covered in slush, ice and water.

On Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula, the RCMP said plows couldn't keep up with the accumulation of snow.

Environment Canada says a slow-moving storm is expected to impact all four Atlantic provinces Monday and Tuesday with a mix of freezing rain, snow, and in some cases, ice pellets.

Forecasters said more than 40 centimetres of snow could fall on Newfoundland's south and east coasts.

Lesser amounts were expected in New Brunswick, central and western P.E.I., and northern Nova Scotia.

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