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Thousands of Nova Scotians in the dark as wind, torrential rain hits the Maritimes

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Alyse Hand gives us the weather forecast for the Maritimes – Nov 23, 2021

Over 12,000 Nova Scotia Power customers were left in the dark Tuesday morning as a slow-moving system brought torrential rain and strong winds to the Maritimes.

As of Tuesday at 11 a.m., there are 187 active outages impacting 8,154 Nova Scotia Power customers. The estimated restoration time for many of the outages is between 3 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Read more: Atlantic Canada bracing for three-day blast of torrential rain and powerful winds

The largest outages are in the areas of the Cape Breton Highlands, Eskasoni, West Bay, Pictou County, Kennetcook and Barneys River.

Closures and cancellations

The following schools were forced to close Monday morning due to power outages:

  • All Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education schools
  • Frank H MacDonald Academy (Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education)
  • Salt Springs Elementary (Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education)
  • Hants North Rural High (Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education)
  • Kennetcook Elementary (Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education)
  • Rawdon District and Cobequid District (Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education)
  • Atlantic View Elementary (Halifax Regional Centre for Education)
  • Marine Drive Academy (Halifax Regional Centre for Education)
  • St. Andrews Consolidated School (Straight Regional Centre for Education)
  • NSCC’s Strait Area and Wagmatcook campuses

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