Crews make significant progress with restorations

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Crews make significant progress with restorations

March 15, 2017
Nova Scotia Power crews have been in the field overnight restoring outages caused by extreme winds.

As of 5 am, approximately 13,700 customers are without power, mostly in the Halifax Regional Municipality. Despite the extreme winds, crews were able to restore power to over 46,000 customers since yesterday evening.

Winds were higher than forecasted – reaching over 100 km/hr in many parts of the province. The majority of outages were caused by high winds knocking trees onto powerlines and most occurred in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

“The worst of the storm has now passed, but outages may still occur due to weakened trees falling onto powerlines,” says Matt Drover, Nova Scotia Power’s storm lead.

Nova Scotia Power opened its Emergency Operations Centre overnight to plan and coordinate its response to outages caused by the storm moving through the province.
There are 134 crews - 277 people - made up of powerline technicians, tree trimmers and damage assessors, working on restorations.

Crews continue to update estimated restorations times as they gain access to damage sites. Customers can get the latest information by calling 1-877-428-6004 or visiting outagemap.nspower.ca.