Forecasters continue to warn Maritimers to brace for another powerful storm

Forecasters are warning people in the Maritimes to brace for another powerful storm.

The storm is expected to barrel into New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Thursday.

Snow, blowing snow and rain are likely to be accompanied by possibly damaging winds.

Environment Canada says the system could be stronger than the Christmas Day blast that left more than 150,000 customers without power in the province. 

Nova Scotia Power says it's activating its emergency operations centre at 8 p.m. on Wednesday in advanced of the anticipated storm.

The utility also says it’s stationing powerline crews and forestry teams across the province and is staffing up its customer care centre, so it will be ready to quickly respond to any power interruptions.

With files from The Canadian Press.