Nova Scotia Power continues storm preparations

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Nova Scotia Power continues storm preparations

February 5, 2016

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Power continues to prepare for a storm that’s expected to bring freezing rain, ice and wet snow to Nova Scotia today and overnight. NSP has activated its Emergency Operations Centre for coordination of planning and response to the storm.

The forecasted weather could result in snow and ice build-up on electrical equipment and trees. Trees or branches could fall onto power lines and cause outages. The potential for outages is of particular concern in areas hardest hit by last weekend’s storm, which left trees weakened and damaged.

Nova Scotia Power has crews and trucks in place across the province ready to respond to outages. Crews will begin repairs as soon as conditions are safe.

Nova Scotia Power will provide regular updates throughout the storm and afterward via news release updates and on Twitter and Facebook.

To find out information about outages and estimated restoration times, customers can visit our outage map www.nspower.ca/outages, or call our toll-free outage information line 1-877-428-6004.  Our map shows large outages only. To report outages that do not appear on the outage map, please call the outage information line. Local radio stations often provide updated local reports as well.

More information on being prepared for potential power outages is available at www.nspower.ca/stormready.