Nova Scotia Power completes storm response, deactivates Emergency Operations Centre

HALIFAX – Shortly after 11 a.m. on Friday, March 16, Nova Scotia Power completed restoring power to the last of the 125,000 customers affected by the major winter storm that caused damage across the province Tuesday and Wednesday.

“We want to thank our customers for their patience,” said Matt Drover, Nova Scotia Power’s Storm Lead. “It was a slow-moving storm that made for challenging restoration conditions, but our crews and contractor crews from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Florida worked around the clock to safely restore all customers.”

At 11:16 a.m., Nova Scotia Power de-activated its Emergency Operations Centre, which opened at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 12, to coordinate storm response. This concludes a significant restoration effort involving more than 800 personnel dedicated to storm planning, preparation and response, including powerline technicians, forestry crews, damage assessors, engineers, wiring inspectors, safety specialists, customer care representatives, Resource Management Centre staff, communications staff, Control Centre operators, work planners and supervisors.

Given the time of year, any customers returning from vacation noticing damaged electrical equipment on their property should call 1-877-428-6004. Nova Scotia Power can help customers find an electrician to make repairs.