Storm plans in place at NSP: Utility prepares for third storm in eleven days

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Storm plans in place at NSP: Utility prepares for third storm in eleven days

February 8, 2016

HALIFAX, NS – Nova Scotia Power is preparing for a winter storm that’s expected to bring heavy snow and high winds to Nova Scotia Monday and overnight into Tuesday.

“We have been monitoring the weather very closely and planned accordingly,” said Paul Casey, Storm Lead and Senior Director of Transmission and Distribution. “We have a full complement of crews and trucks placed strategically across the province and we will begin any needed repairs as soon as conditions are safe.”

Temperatures are expected to be colder for this storm than last weekend’s, so the snow is not expected to be as sticky. This should result in less extensive build-up of snow and ice on trees and electrical equipment. However, strong winds could blow trees and branches onto lines, causing outages.

The utility carried out tree trimming all day Saturday, Sunday and again today in Pictou County in areas where trees adjacent to power lines were left weakened by the last two storms.

Nova Scotia Power will provide regular updates throughout this storm and afterward on www.nspower.ca/outages and on Twitter and Facebook.