Environment Canada ends tornado warnings for parts of New Brunswick

Tornado warnings for the Miramichi, Mount Carleton and Stanley-Doaktown-Blackville areas have ended, but all of New Brunswick remains under severe thunderstorm alerts.

Environment Canada issued the warning late Sunday afternoon, noting a "dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation" for those in Renous, Gray Rapids and Boiestown.

While that alert was downgraded around 5:40 p.m., all New Brunswick regions continue to be under a severe thunderstorm warning or watch.

Across New Brunswick, Environment Canada says there is potential for 90 km/h or higher wind gusts, 25 millimetres per hour of rainfall, and 1-2 centimetre hail size where thunderstorms occur.

As of 6 p.m., there were thunderstorm warnings in effect for Campbellton and eastern half of Restigouche County, the western half of Restigouche County, Edmundston and Madawaska County, Fredericton and southern York County, Grand Falls and Victoria County, Oromocto and Sunbury County, St. Stephen and Northern Charlotte County, and Woodstock and Carleton County.

All other regions had severe thunderstorm watches in effect.

N.B. Power reported more than 7,000 customers without power on Sunday evening, most of them in the Carleton County area.