Nova Scotia Journal

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Many still without power after a winter storm hits Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia

Key takeaways: 

  • Almost 10,000 customers stayed without electricity into Saturday night.
  • Several zones in eastern Nova Scotia, including Cape Breton, are still under a winter storm alert as of early Saturday. 

Winter storm hits Nova Scotia leaving people without power: 

Thousands of houses and businesses were without electricity Saturday after a strong winter storm struck Nova Scotia.

There were still about 10,000 Nova Scotia Power customers around the region waiting for repair into Saturday evening.

The first nor’easter of 2022 began Friday, falling from five to 45 centimetres of moist snow across the region throughout the day and overnight, with wind blows between 70-100 km/h.

CBC meteorologist Ryan Snoddon stated initial reports show that northern parts of the region received the most snow, with 45 centimetres dropping in Wentworth.

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Nova Scotia residents stay without electricity as winter storm hits the province

By Friday evening, those high winds and serious snow had already struck out power to nearly 66,000 Nova Scotia Power clients.

The number of outages decreased steadily Saturday, but there were still approximately 16,000 clients without power across the region at 3:30 p.m. AT, according to Nova Scotia Power’s outage map.

Most of the outages were found in the Halifax Regional Municipality, the Annapolis Valley and places along the Bay of Fundy coast.

Matt Drover, a storming show with Nova Scotia Power, stated nearly 400 workers are fixing electricity Saturday.

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