July 8, 2014 2:42 pm

Power restoration efforts still underway days after Arthur’s impact

A large uprooted tree rests against a house in Oakland, N.S. on July 5, 2014.

Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press

HALIFAX – It was another day in the dark for tens of thousands of Maritimers after post-tropical storm Arthur tore through the region Saturday.

More than 60,000 customers in New Brunswick were still without power at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, mostly in the Fredericton area.

NB Power spokeswoman Meghan Gerrish says 230 crews, including workers from Quebec and Maine, are working to repair the damage.

Gerrish says the utility hopes to have most power restored Wednesday, though it could be the weekend before all the lights are back on.

In Nova Scotia, more than 11,000 customers were without power Tuesday afternoon, down from 50,000 on Monday.

Arthur packed a wet and windy wallop when it hit the Maritimes, toppling trees and knocking out power for more than 250,000 customers at the height of the storm.

© 2014 The Canadian Press

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