Crews assessing damage from punishing storm in Atlantic Canada

Cape Breton storm

Weather warnings have been taken down for the parts of Atlantic Canada that have been hit with punishing rain for nearly three days.

The slow-moving storm has dropped about 200-millimetres of rain or more, with Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island and southwestern Newfoundland the hardest hit.

Public Works crews are out assessing and repairing storm damage to Nova Scotia's roadways.

Washouts and closures are reported along dozens of roads in the province's northern corner.

There are even washouts on Cape Breton's Cabot Trail.

And in coastal Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, pounding rainfall overwhelmed the sewer system, inundating the Trans-Canada Highway.