Contractors will sweep province for damaged trees, says Nova Scotia Power
There were just under 19,000 customers without power in Nova Scotia as of Thursday night
Private contractors who were hired to help with hurricane Dorian cleanup will be staying on to sweep Nova Scotia for damaged trees, said Karen Hutt, CEO of Nova Scotia Power.
Hutt told CBC Nova Scotia's Mainstreet the move is to limit the number of trees that might be vulnerable to causing more damage in the next big storm.
"[They will] help us get on top of that weakened tree state that we know we're dealing with," Hutt said on Thursday.
Keeping the contractors is a way to allow Nova Scotia Power crews to go back to regular duties.
"We have customer work that's waiting to be done and we want to get back to that," said Hutt. "But, in the meantime, we'll use those really valuable contract crews to help us get on top of it."
There were just under 19,000 customers without power in Nova Scotia as of Thursday night.
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With files from CBC Mainstreet