Arthur causes havoc with power lines, trees in Shelburne County

Hundreds lose power

Published on July 5, 2014

Although Arthur was been downgraded from a hurricane to a post tropical storm it managed to cause a lot of problems in southwestern Nova Scotia before moving across the province.

At one point, high winds knocked out power to more than 150,000 Nova Scotia Power customers.

Live coverage of Arthur here.

Some large trees were down in Shelbure County, including many in the Town of Shelburne and many in the county were without power as Saturday ended.

The Canadian Hurricane Centre reported gusts of 90 to 100 kilometres per hour near Yarmouth and southwest Nova Scotia experienced high winds for much of the day as well as rain and thunder and lightning.

Rough and pounding surf was reported all along many exposed shores.