YARMOUTH, NS – Nova
Scotia Power would like to make customers aware of a four hour outage that will
occur on Yarmouth’s Main Street this coming Sunday.
are stringing a new higher voltage line along a section of Main Street. The
outage will affect close to 250 customers who have been notified of the planned
to affecting residents living in the area from Chester to Gardener streets, the
outage will affect a number of businesses. They include Wendy’s Restaurant,
McDonald’s, Tim Hortons, KFC/Taco Bell as well as Scotia Garden Seafood Ltd.,
Yarmouth Sea Products Ltd., Vernon Deon Fishing Supplies and West Nova Fuels
of Main Street will be closed from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. Sunday, August 9. Side
streets leading to Main Street in the affected area will also be blocked at the
intersection with the main road.
conversion is a huge undertaking and we’re doing it to provide better voltage
and improved reliability for our customers in the Yarmouth town area,” said
Robert Kelsey, acting supervisor of transmission and distribution for the
currently two lines running along Main Street. Power line technicians will
de-energize the 4 kilovolt line on the bottom, relocate it to the top of the
pole and re-energize it as a 12kV line. The existing top line will be taken out.
“It’s a lot
of work to get done in four hours but we have plenty of staff, including crews
we have brought in from neighboring areas to help ensure the work is done as
efficiently as possible. As always, safety will be our top priority as we carry
out this work – both the safety of our employees and the safety of the public,”
will also result in a tidier look with one line replacing two and having one
set of three conductors at the top of the pole instead of two sets of
conductors that had been on the lower line.