Storm knocked out power to more than 7,000 in county

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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TRURO - A weekend winter storm ground things to a halt in Colchester County Saturday.
Nova Scotia Power reported 7,389 residents lost power throughout Colchester County as the weather system dumped between five and 20 cm of snow, rain and freezing rain and brought winds of up to 60km/h.
Power was restored to all customers by late Sunday afternoon.
Consequently the conditions cancelled most activities, several businesses closed early, including the Truro Mall, and most people stayed home.
The Truro police reported no incidents, while RCMP detachments across the county were dealing with several calls of vehicles sliding off the road.
No injuries were reported.
About 22,000 people across the province lost power as a result of the conditions, which started on the South Shore late Friday and hit Colchester Saturday morning. Areas from the Annapolis Valley to Kejimkujik received up to 40 cm of snow, the most in the province.
Forecasts are calling for improved weather conditions today.

Organizations: Nova Scotia Power, RCMP

Geographic location: Colchester County, South Shore, Annapolis Valley Kejimkujik

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