As the Storm Erik weather bomb moves closer to home, the regions electricity network is making preparations to respond quickly to any interruptions to electricity supplies the high winds might bring over the next 48 hours.
The fast-developing storm has been dubbed by forecasters as a "weather bomb," a "bombogenesis" or "bomb cyclone." Through Friday, as much as 45 centimetres (17.72 inches) of snow is expected in parts of New Brunswick, while more than 50 centimetres (20 inches) of snow could be dumped on the eastern tip of the Gaspe Peninsula in the province of Quebec, according to Environment Canada.
As there has been warnings issued with regard to winter weather in the south-eastern part of the United States, it is expected that the "cold weather bomb" would hit the area with heavy snowfall and record-breaking cold. Taking the weather warnings into consideration, the Delta Air Lines started taking steps to compensate for the unavoidable delays and flight cancellations which may take place due to the severe weather conditions.