Tree down Halifax Jan 2018 Nova Scotia storm

A tree caught fire on Armcrescent West Avenue in Halifax's west end after high winds sent it through the power lines. (Gail Stacey/Submitted)

Although Nova Scotia and much of Atlantic Canada may be at the tail end of a "weather bomb," it's only now that the full extent of the damage has emerged.

Wind gusts snapped trees already weakened by the Christmas Day storm, many taking down power lines as they collapsed. Nova Scotia Power stationed crews in the areas hardest hit over the holidays, but roughly 140,000 customers lost power at the peak of the outages.

Lawrencetown Beach Jan 2018 Nova Scotia storm

Police are asking drivers to use extra caution on the roads. (Allan Zilkowsky/Submitted)

Queensland Beach Jan 2018 Nova Scotia storm

It's not the first time that Conrads Road by Queensland Beach has washed out during a storm. (Colleen Jones/CBC)

Waves and debris from storm surges covered the province's coastal roadways. It made for treacherous driving conditions near the surfer's haven of Lawrencetown Beach as well as along the South Shore.

Conrads Road looked more like a rubble pile Friday morning after getting washed out near Queensland Beach.

Peggys Cove Jan 2018 Nova Scotia storm

Emergency personnel typically warn tourists and locals to avoid Peggys Cove during high winds because of the area's reputation for major swells. (Robert Short/CBC)

Peggys Cove Jan 2018 Nova Scotia storm

A CBC reporting crew can be seen in the distance. (Tim L'Esperance/Submitted)

The highest winds travelled along Nova Scotia's coastline, churning the Atlantic Ocean around Peggys Cove and its iconic lighthouse. At their peak, wind gusts hit around 170 km/h.

Liverpool flooding Jan 2018 Nova Scotia storm

There were few people out in Liverpool Thursday night. (Kenny Veinot/Submitted)

The downtown streets of Liverpool, meanwhile, flooded due to the combination of heavy rain and storm surges. 

Storm Surge in Cow Bay - Jan. 5, 2018

A man gets hit by a wave as a storm surge from the Atlantic Ocean hits a break wall in Cow Bay. (Darren Calabrese/Reuters)

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