Blizzard leaves destruction in its wake

Published on February 9, 2013
The winds caused major damage to the front entrance of the No Frills in Barrington Passage.
Julie Young

A major winter storm knocked out power, felled trees and paralyzed much of Shelburne County with high winds and heavy snow causing blizzard conditions on Saturday morning.

A major storm surge flooded low lying areas across the county, including along Dock Street in Shelburne and areas in Lockeport. 

The most spectacular damage may be to the former Atlantic Superstore entrance in Barrington Passage where many of the large outdoor windows came crashing down during the winds that sometimes exceeded 120 kilometres an hour.

Thousands were without power and Nova Scotia Power crews were busy reconnecting people. Most businesses were closed for the day.

The Island & Barrington Passage fire hall in Centreville was also open to the public as a comfort centre where they have heat, power and food. We will update this story later this afternoon as more information about storm becomes available.