Nova Scotia

Power restored to most Nova Scotia Power customers after high winds

Power was restored to most customers late last night or early this morning.

High winds were blamed for most of the outages

Power has been restored to most Nova Scotia Power customers who lost their electricity Wednesday night. 

By 10:20 a.m. Thursday fewer than 5,000 customers were without power. Most of those outages are in Debert, where 2,683 customers have no electricity.

There are also scattered outages in and around the Fall River area and on Cape Breton Island. Many of the outages were caused by high winds.

The wind knocked out power to thousands of people across the province on Wednesday night. About 14,300 customers were in the dark by 10 p.m., according to Nova Scotia Power.

Everyone without power Thursday morning should have it restored by 2 p.m., according to the company's website.