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5,000 N.S. Power customers left in the dark after alleged theft of copper wire in Spryfield

Nova Scotia Power says it was forced to complete emergency repairs on Monday after someone allegedly broke in and stole copper wire from a substation.
Nova Scotia Power says it was forced to complete emergency repairs on Monday after someone allegedly broke in and stole copper wire from a substation. File/ Global News

More than 5,000 Nova Scotia Power customers were left in the dark on Monday afternoon as crews worked to repair damage at one of the company’s substations.

Officials with Nova Scotia Power say that someone broke in and stole copper wire from a substation in Spryfield, forcing crews to make emergency repairs on Monday.

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“These crimes endanger thieves & the workers who maintain the sites,” Nova Scotia Power wrote in a tweet.

Power has since been restored and police are investigating the incident.

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