Hurricane Arthur churns north toward Nova Scotia

UNITED STATES - JULY 2: In this handout provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from the GOES-East satellite, Tropical Storm Arthur travels up the east coast of the United States in the Atlantic Ocean pictured at 19:45 UTC/GMT on July 2, 2014. According to reports, Arthur, now with maximum sustaned winds of 70 mph, has begun moving steadily northward is expected to strike the North Carolina Outer Banks over the Fourth of July holiday. Arthur is expected to become a hurricane by July 3.   (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images) (Handout, 2014 NOAA)
Tropical Storm Arthur Threatens North Carolina's Outer Banks (Handout, 2014 NOAA)
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Updated: 7/05 8:23 am

KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Arthur is racing toward Nova Scotia as it continues to churn northward into Canada.

The storm's maximum sustained winds were about 75 mph (125 kph) early Saturday morning. It was moving at about 31 mph and located about 75 miles southwest of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

To the south, the storm swiped North Carolina's barrier islands without causing major damage or injuries. The only highway between Hatteras Island and the mainland was washed out, and officials hoped to reopen it sometime Saturday.

Rain from Hurricane Arthur disrupted some New York-area Independence Day celebrations but cleared in time for the nation's largest fireworks display in the East River between Manhattan and Brooklyn.

 

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