SAINT JOHN, N.B.- With GroundHog Day just around the corner many people in Saint John will be thinking about the historic Groundhog Day gale of 1976 today.

Very strong winds have created havoc in many parts of the city resulting in broken windows, closed roads, and scattered power outages.

Meteorologist Richard Zurawski tells us it’s been a crazy afternoon. “The winds have been gusting between 90 and 100 kilometres an hour and if you look at the Beaufort Scale that puts us close to hurricane category”, says Zurawski.

Zurawski says conditions will remain breezy into this evening and temperatures will plummet which could leave slippery roads overnight and tomorrow morning.