Nova Scotia Power preparing for winter storm

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Nova Scotia Power preparing for winter storm

December 24, 2017 - 1:00 PM

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Power is preparing for a winter storm with high winds and mixed precipitation that is forecast for Nova Scotia on December 25. Crews will be on alert across the province and ready to respond to anticipated power outages.

“This is the type of weather that can bring trees down onto power lines and cause outages,” said Matt Drover, Nova Scotia Power’s storm lead. “We will have powerline crews and forestry crews stationed across the province and ready to respond. We know Christmas is the worst day for weather like this.”

NS Power is asking its customers to prepare now as well. Some tips include having an emergency kit that includes flashlights, a battery-powered radio and fresh water, and charging mobile devices. If you lose power, turn off and unplug electrical equipment, such as televisions and computers to prevent damage when power is restored. Visit www.nspower.ca/stormready for a full list of tips.