Nova Scotia Journal

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Nova Scotians brace for another storm carrying increased winds Monday

Nova Scotia

Key takeaways: 

  • Wind alerts in result for the whole region, rainfall alerts for Cape Breton.
  • Teams are out on the roads Sunday, operating to fix electricity for almost 7,000 consumers.

High winds expected for Nova Scotia and many without power: 

Another storm has all of Nova Scotia under wind alerts and a few rainfall alerts Monday with winds predicted to blow between 80 and 100 km/h this afternoon and evening.

Ahead of the storm, the Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education, the South Shore Regional Centre for Education, École Rose-des-Vents and the South Shore Waldorf School will shut three hours before on Monday.

Monday was the foremost day back for in-class learning for public school students after a comprehensive Christmas vacation and a week of online learning due to COVID-19 precautions. Thousands of Nova Scotians were without electricity Sunday, almost 48 hours after a nor’easter gradually swept across the region.

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The province braces another storm and high winds, many still without power

There were only over 1,000 clients without power Monday morning with the prevalence of outages between Chester and Bridgewater. Repair times differ, but numerous consumers are being told not to anticipate power back till late this afternoon.

Lia MacDonald, vice-president of transmission, diffusion and delivery with Nova Scotia Power, stated 500 staff members operated to repair power Sunday, numerous on the South Shore.

The biggest pockets of power outages stayed in the Chester, Bridgewater and Liverpool regions, MacDonald stated.

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