High winds lead to some delays on P.E.I.

It's a windy day across the Island and eastern P.E.I. is under a snow squall watch.

Saturday morning started with a wind chill of –14. A snow squall watch was issued by Environment Canada for Queens and Kings County.

Flurries are expected in those areas with the heaviest potentially bringing five centimetres of snow. Winds are expected to gust between 40 and 60 km/h.

Snow squalls are forecast to dissipate with conditions improving later Saturday evening or Sunday morning.

Wind caused restrictions to be put in place on the Confederation Bridge around 2 a.m. Saturday. That caused delays for some local newspaper deliveries.

At 9:23 a.m, wind speed on the Confederation Bridge was 92 km/h with gusts reaching 108 km/h.

However, the bridge reopened to all traffic Saturday afternoon around 3:50 p.m.

Still, the men's hockey game between the University of New Brunswick and UPEI in Charlottetown was postponed due to bridge closure for high-sided vehicles earlier in the day.

Those looking to sail to and from the Island are facing travel restrictions.

Northumberland Ferries cancelled all Saturday crossings from P.E.I. to Nova Scotia due to the forecast.

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