Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Oromocto, Sunbury County

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A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect for Oromocto and Sunbury County, said a statement from Environment Canada.

The warning was released at 2:22 p.m., Friday, and meteorologists said they are tracking a line of thunderstorms from Hartland to McAdam, with “scattered, severe thunderstorm cells embedded within it.”

The storm is capable of producing large, nickel size hail, heavy rain, and strong, damaging winds, the national weather service said in a statement.

“Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches. Heavy downpours can cause flash floods and water pooling on roads,” the statement said.

“Strong wind gusts can toss loose objects, damage weak buildings, break branches off trees and overturn large vehicles. Lightning kills and injures Canadians every year. Remember, when thunder roars, go indoors!”

A thunderstorm watch is also in effect for Fredericton and southern York County, Grand Lake and Queens County, St. Stephen and Northern Charlotte County, and Stanley, Doaktown and Blackville. 

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