People in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have been preparing for Hurricane Lee as it moves closer to making landfall in Atlantic Canada.
The storm was downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane to a post-tropical storm early Saturday, but is still expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds to the Maritimes.
Parts of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick began to feel the impact of the storm Friday night ahead of its landfall in Yarmouth, NS.
NB Power has a team of 700 people on standby to help in the event of power outages. Nova Scotia Power said Digby, Shelburne and Yarmouth are its biggest area of concern, which is why crews were sent there ahead of the storm. Maritime Electric, which provides power to PEI, said it had more than 100 people on its team waiting to respond.
All Northumberland Ferries sailings between Wood Islands, PEI and Caribou, NS, on Saturdays They are cancelled.
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Bay Ferries has canceled its Saturday and Sunday crossings between Bar Harbor, Maine and Yarmouth.
Bay Ferries also has Saturday crossings canceled between Digby, NS and Saint John.
Atlantic Ocean has rescheduled its Saturday crossings between North Sydney, NS and Port Aux Basque, NL, through Sunday, weather permitting.
Many flights in and out of the region have been canceled. Anyone planning to travel should check the status of their flight with their airline.
In a social media post Friday night, Public Safety Canada advised people to avoid non-essential travel and conserve their phone battery as much as possible during the storm.