Power crews kept busy by freezing rain

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Most of the power problems are centered around Sydney

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Power crews have been working non-stop to reconnect homes and businesses that have lost their power following the second winter weather system in a  week.

Neera Ritcey said much of the company’s activity is concentrated in the eastern part of the province around Sydney, while most of the problems in the central and western parts of the province, including Cumberland County, have been cleared up.

“The issue we’re dealing with pertains mostly to accumulation of ice on wires and trees,” Ritcey said. “The problem is also being compounded by access issues and road conditions.”

Ritcey some of the damage is in remote locations with poor road conditions brought on by several days of freezing rain. She said some of the damage is also quite extensive.

“Accessing these damaged areas is taking a great deal of time,” she said.

As the storm started moving through the province, most of the outages were in the Annapolis Valley and northern Nova Scotia. Since then, the damage has moved to Cape Breton.


Organizations: Nova Scotia Power

Geographic location: Sydney, Cumberland County, Annapolis Valley Northern Nova Scotia Cape Breton

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