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Hurricane Arthur skirts along US Eastern Seaboard, churns northward toward Nova Scotia, Canada

  • A man crosses a flooded Highway 64 as wind pushes water over the road as Hurricane Arthur passes through Nags Head, N.C., Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    A man crosses a flooded Highway 64 as wind pushes water over the road as Hurricane Arthur passes through Nags Head, N.C., Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)  (The Associated Press)

  • A military vehicle and a man navigate a flooded Highway 64 as wind pushes water over the road while Hurricane Arthur passes through Nags Head, N.C., Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    A military vehicle and a man navigate a flooded Highway 64 as wind pushes water over the road while Hurricane Arthur passes through Nags Head, N.C., Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)  (The Associated Press)

  • A vehicle sits in rising waters as Hurricane Arthur passes through the area in Nags Head, N.C., Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    A vehicle sits in rising waters as Hurricane Arthur passes through the area in Nags Head, N.C., Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)  (The Associated Press)

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.