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Warm weather, winds batter Maritimes


Nova Scotia Power was working Friday morning to restore electricity to the last 800 customers who lost power in Thursday’s rain and winds.

At the storm’s peak, about 20,000 homes and businesses in N.S. lost power.

Meanwhile, 19,000 New Brunswickers were still waiting to have their power restored Friday morning.

In Halifax, a building under construction off Herring Cove Road that collapsed in the 90 to 110 km/h wind gusts was the most visible sign of the powerful winds that whipped the region.

No one was hurt when the three-storey building on Layton Road came crashing down around 1:30 p.m.

The incident is now under investigation by the provincial labour department.

The warm temperatures that accompanied Thursday’s storm system broke the record for the warmest Jan. 31 in a few different communities around the region.

It got up to 12 celsius yesterday in Halifax. The previous high on record for the day was 8.3 degrees.

Kentville recorded a high of 16.

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