Sudden storm wreaks havoc in NB

Storm clouds Caissie Cape, NB 23 July 2011 (TWN)

Power crews worked Sunday to reconnect almost 20,000 customers who lost electricity when high winds caused outages throughout parts of New Brunswick.

NB Power says falling tree branches took down power lines Saturday night.

Hundreds of customers were still without power early today, most of them in the Grand Falls area.

Environment Canada says storm cells formed when a cold front moved through the province.

Wind gusts were as high as 90 km/h in some areas.

While Moncton reached a scorching 30.4 C on Saturday, the temperature dropped after the storms and on Sunday the high was only 21.2 C.


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