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Mid-Atlantic, Northeast brace for monster storm

A car moves along a snow-covered road in the early morning in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010. (AP Photo/Jim R. Bounds)

The winds are picking up and snow is starting to fall as a storm system that paralysed the northeastern United States took aim at Atlantic Canada.

Environment Canada has issued warnings of high winds and seas, along with heavy rain and snow.

Blizzard conditions are forecast for northeastern New Brunswick Monday with heavy snow driven by winds gusting to 100 kilometres an hour.

The rest of the province could get 20 to 30 centimetres, as well as pounding surf along the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

A storm surge is also possible along the east coast of New Brunswick, where a surge last week caused widespread damage to beaches and buildings.

Up to 40 millimetres of rain is forecast for southwestern Nova Scotia while the Halifax and Sydney areas could see a mix of 40 millimetres of rain and 20 centimetres of snow.

Winds gusting over 100 kilometres an hour are also expected to whip up a crashing surf in some coastal areas of Nova Scotia.

The forecast for Price Edward Island calls for rain, heavy seas and 15 to 30 centimetres of snow.

Southwestern Newfoundland could see wind gusts of 100 to 130 kilometres an hour.

It’s the fourth major storm in four weeks to hammer the Atlantic region, where roads and bridges have been damaged, homes flooded, fishing gear destroyed and some wharfs and boardwalks pounded to bits.

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