“Almost a hurricane”: Post-Tropical Storm Leslie here and gone

Post-Tropical Storm Leslie never reached Hurricane status but did leave some damage and power outages in her wake.

Post-Tropical Storm Leslie made landfall on the Southeastern part of the island at around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. She clocked in at more than 130 km/h at the St. John’s airport and left her wake some damage to buildings on the Burin and Avalon Peninsulas before trailing off to the Northeast at around 12:30 p.m.

The storm was approximately 800 km in diameter and moved at 65 km/h, according to the Canadian Hurricane Centre.

Parts of St. John’s experienced power outages throughout the morning and schools, businesses and government buildings remained closed in the capital city and other parts of the Avalon, as well as the Burin Peninsula.

According to a CBC report, Environment Canada meteorologist Devon Telford said Leslie was “almost a hurricane.”

“Environment Canada has issued weather alerts for the entire island of Newfoundland, with tropical storm warnings and hurricane watches in the south and east,” the CBC report continues. “The rest of the island is mostly under rainfall or wind warnings. The storm is expected to brush into southern Labrador.”

Click here for CBC’s continued coverage.

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