Over 300,000 without power as Hurricane Dorian pummels Nova Scotia (VIDEOS)

Sep 7 2019, 3:01 pm

Hurricane Dorian has reached the Maritimes and it’s already caused destruction and mass power outages in Nova Scotia.

The former Category 5 storm, which killed 43 people in the Bahamas and caused devastating damage this week, is now a Category 2 storm and is expected to bring dangerously high winds and possible flooding.

Sustained winds are now estimated to reach 160 km/h, with gusts up to 195 km/h.

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Videos shared on social media show the powerful winds have caused trees to fall, and debris is now littering the streets.

Nova Scotia Power is reporting outages affecting more than 330,000 customers and the company is reminding the public to stay away from downed wires and poles.

Driving conditions throughout the province are also deteriorating, according to the RCMP, as debris and significant water are on roadways.

The RCMP is also urging the public to avoid all non-essential travel.

Here’s a look at the damage Hurricane Dorian has already caused in Nova Scotia.