NB Power says it's ready for upcoming storm

Ice Storm

NB Power says it will have crews ready to respond if a potential storm hits the Maritimes later this week.

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement warning a storm will likely develop Friday and affect New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI into the weekend.

It says there is there is a possibility of accumulating snow, heavy rainfall and strong winds but it's too early to provide specifics on impacts and exact areas affected.

Two previous storms that brought heavy rain and high winds to the region caused widespread power outages, including 60-thousand customers who lost electricity in New Brunswick at the height of the most recent storm last Friday.