Power outages shutter schools in Clare, Weymouth areas
More than 6,000 Nova Scotia Power customers were affected as of 7 a.m. Monday
Several schools in the Weymouth and Clare areas cancelled classes Monday because of a significant power outage in the region.
The Tri-County Regional Centre for Education announced Monday morning that St. Mary's Bay Academy and Weymouth Consolidated School are closed.
Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial announced École Stella-Maris, École Joseph Dugas, and École Secondaire de Clare are closed Monday as well.
St. Mary’s Bay Academy and Weymouth Consolidated are closed today, Monday, March 2, because of power outages. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/tcrce?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#tcrce</a>—@TCRCE_NS
Mise à jour - 2 mars - les classes sont annulées pour la journée dans la région de Clare <a href="https://twitter.com/ESM_Officiel?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ESM_Officiel</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/esdc_officiel?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@esdc_officiel</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Ejd_officiel?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Ejd_officiel</a>—@CSAP_Officiel
According to the Nova Scotia Power website, the outages in the area were affecting about 6,100 customers at 7 a.m. The estimated restoration time is 12 p.m.
The website says the outages were caused by damage to transmission equipment.