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Marine Atlantic delays crossings between N.L. and Cape Breton ahead of weather

Marine Atlantic’s ferry Blue Puttee, pictured recently docked in Port aux Basques, has had several cancelled crossings on the gulf over the last three weeks due to extreme weather.
Marine Atlantic has delayed today's scheduled crossings between Port aux Basques and North Sydney ahead of heavy rain and high winds expected to batter the gulf and the island portion of the province today. - Contributed

St. John’s reschedules automated garbage pickup for areas 2A and 2B

Wicked weather coming across the Gulf of St. Lawrence and arriving in Newfoundland this morning is causing some delays and cancellations.

Marine Atlantic has delayed all its departures from North Sydney, N.S. and Port aux Basques, N.L. until 11:45 p.m. tonight. That said, they’re also advising travelers that tonight’s crossing could also be impacted by weather.

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There are also some impacts to the provincial ferry system, with four vessels stormbound, including the MV Sound of Islay (Ramea-Grey River-Burgeo), MV Terra Nova (Gaultois-McCallum-Hermitage), MV Northern Seal (Rencontre East - Bay L'Argent - Pool's Cove), and MV Challenge One (La Poile-Rose Blanche).

As of 10 a.m., there are minimal impacts on flights arriving and departing St. John’s International Airport.

The high winds have also caused the City of St. John’s to reschedule automated garbage pickup in areas 2A and 2B from today until tomorrow.

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