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Parts of Atlantic Canada are clearing up after three days of heavy rain and strong winds

Crews of workers landed across eastern Nova Scotia and southwestern Newfoundland on Thursday to repair roads, bridges and sewers washed away by torrential rain that has affected areas over the past three days.

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In Nova Scotia, nearly 30 roads and bridges were closed by the time the rain stopped on Wednesday.

Most damage was reported in Antigonish County, in northeastern Nova Scotia, and Victoria and Inverness counties north of Cape Breton.

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Several communities along Cape Breton’s northeast coast have been flooded by more than 200 millimeters of rain, and several washouts have forced the closure of the scenic Cabot Trail at the top of the island.

In the Port aux Basques area of ​​southwestern Newfoundland, many roads are under repair, including the Trans-Canada Highway, and a helicopter was used Wednesday to rescue some stranded residents.

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With the main highway to Port aux Basques closed, the Crown Corporation, which operates ferry services to the town from Nova Scotia, announced today that it will temporarily reroute the overland route to Argentia in eastern Newfoundland to ensure people and supplies can reach the province.


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This Canadian Press report was first published on November 25, 2021.

© 2021 Canadian Press

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