E.M.O. urges New Brunswickers to check in on vulnerable neighbours as nasty storm continues

The province's Emergency Measures Organization is urging New Brunswickers to check on their vulnerable neighbours, especially the elderly and those in areas experiencing power outages.

A nasty winter storm has dumped more than 50 centimetres of snow on the Chaleur region so far, and Environment Canada says there's even more on the way this afternoon.

A winter storm warning says we can expect another 5 to 10 centimetres.

More than 2,200 NB Power customers in the region and another 4,600 on the Acadian Peninsula are without electricity.

The utility says power crews will begin assessing the situation once it's safe to do so and will begin their efforts in the Lameque area where the bulk of the outages are.

It hopes to have most customers reconnected by mid-day.

NB Power reminds citizens to keep a safe distance from any downed power lines and to slow down when driving near its workers.