Nova Scotia Power completes storm restoration, deactivates Emergency Operations Centre

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Power has completed restoring outages caused by the nor’easter that pushed strong wind gusts across the province over the past two days. In total, approximately 46,000 customers lost power during the storm.

“We want to thank our customers for their patience, support, and staying safe during this storm,” said Matt Drover, Nova Scotia Power’s storm lead. “Restorations were particularly challenging in parts of Cape Breton where crews experienced white out conditions when accessing damage locations. As always, we appreciate our team’s commitment to safely restoring affected customers during these blustery conditions.”

At 2:46 p.m. today (THURSDAY), Nova Scotia Power de-activated its Emergency Operations Centre, which opened at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, to coordinate storm response. This concludes a significant restoration effort involving several hundred people 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.

Crews will remain activated and ready to respond to any new outages, which may occur as trees and branches weakened by the storm fall into lines. Customers can report outages at any time by calling 1-877-428-6004.