Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Power restores electricity to Musquodoboit, Pictou areas

Two of Monday's outages caused by ice build-up on power lines and high winds, Nova Scotia Power says

Stellarton, Sheet Harbour and Upper Musquodoboit affected by Monday's outage

Nova Scotia deals with widespread power outages, flight delays at Halifax's Stanfield International Airport 1:59

Nova Scotia Power has restored electricity to most of the 13,000 customers affected by a power outage in Stellarton, Sheet Harbour and Middle Musquodoboit on Monday.

"Around 2:30, we got power back to around 7,800 customers in Pictou County and just recently about 4:15 — and they're still bringing some more customers on now — about 5,800 in the Musquodoboit and Sheet Harbour area," said NSP spokesman David Rhondenizer.

About 300 customers were still out in Middle Musquodoboit and expected to be back by 8 p.m., he said.

"We had two outages today that were caused by ice building up on the lines and plus high winds blowing on those lines," Rhodenizer said.

"They were outages on transmission lines so those are the bigger lines that supply several communities so that meant there was a higher customer count."

The power utility is monitoring the next storm, expected to hit the province on Tuesday.

"We always monitor storms and we make sure our resources are deployed across the province so that we can respond to any outages that occur," Rhodenizer said.

"So we'll be ready tomorrow."

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