Nfld. & Labrador

Igor outages and flood warning: Power company

Newfoundland Power is reporting one major Hurricane Igor-related outage on eastern Newfoundland's Burin Peninsula.

Newfoundland Power is reporting outages in part of St. John's and three Burin Peninsula communities.

Newfoundland Power is reporting Hurricane Igor-related outages throughout Newfoundland.

Power is out in part of St. John's — in the area of New Cove Road and Elizabeth Avenue — where a tree has fallen on power lines.

It is also out in the Terrenceville area, but the company said Tuesday it can't get repair crews near the area because roads on the Burin Peninsula are washed out.

Newfoundland Power is reporting outages further south on the Burin Peninsula in the communities of St. Lawrence and Little St. Lawrence.

There are also reports that power is out in the south coast community of Gaultois.

In central Newfoundland power is out in parts of Gander, Glenwood,Twillingate, New-Wes-Valley and vicinity.

In western Newfoundland outages are reported in Corner Brook, Deer Lake, Stephenville and Port aux Basques.


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The power company issued a warning for people who have power and have flooding in their homes.

"The best advice we can give in these cases especially when it comes to flooding if you have access to your main panel turn it off, but if that happens to be in your basement and you have flooding in your basement by all means stay out of that water, stay out of that area and I'd even suggest that you leave the home," said Newfoundland Power's Bob Pike.

Pike said the company expects heavy rain and high winds to bring down some power lines.

He warned people to stay away from any downed lines and call the power company for repairs.

Pike said about 7,000 customers are affected.

He said it's impossible to say when all the outages will be repaired.

In some cases, crews can't get to the damaged equipment because of road conditions.