January 30, 2016 6:17 pm
Updated: February 1, 2016 6:40 am

Power restored to most customers after Friday’s snowstorm

A felled tree is seen in front of a home in the north end of Halifax following a winter storm in Halifax on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Heavy snowfall and high winds across Nova Scotia left over 40,000 without power.


Thousands of Nova Scotians have finally had their electricity restored after Friday’s snowstorm.

As of 5:00 a.m. Monday, 1,247 power customers were waiting to have their power restored in Antigonish and Goshen.

At the peak of the storm, approximately 67,000 Nova Scotia Power customers lost power.

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Heavy snowfall left tens of thousands of Nova Scotians without power on Saturday.

About  mid-Saturday morning in more than 16 communities across the province, from Cape Breton to the South Shore.

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Utility spokeswoman Bev Ware says at one point, 67,000 customers were without power.

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The utility says some people may not have power until Sunday night as crews grapple with heavy, wet snow that has built up on tree branches, causing them to droop over power lines.

Nova Scotia Power says crews are also dealing with poor driving conditions and deep snow is making it difficult to access certain areas.

The utility’s Paul Casey says they are working with the provincial Transportation Department to access sites that have sustained damage.

Casey says power line technicians and tree trimming crews from Emera Utility Services and New Brunswick are also helping out.

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