Nova Scotia Journal

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Winter storm strands almost 35,000 Nova Scotia Power consumers without electricity

Nova Scotia

Key takeaways: 

  • Wind alerts stay in result for all of Cape Breton.
  • A strong storm has stranded thousands of Nova Scotia Power consumers without electricity Saturday.

Storm hits Nova Scotia and leaves individuals without power: 

A strong nor’easter operating its way across the region has left almost 35,000 Nova Scotia Power consumers without electricity Saturday and has revoked multiple flights at the Halifax airport.

As of 2 p.m. AT, the utility stated 35,824 consumers did not have power.

The outages wrapped the whole mainland, with the biggest concentration in Bridgewater and Chester. A few hundred individuals in Cape Breton were without power.

In a press release published Saturday morning, Nova Scotia Power stated the firm had almost 500 individuals in the field working to fix the power.

Winds ran 90 km/h along the South Shore and Halifax and surpassed 120 km/h along the Eastern Shore.

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The people of Nova Scotia are without power as winter storm hits the region

All branches of the Halifax Public Libraries are shut for the day.

The snow will shift to flurries and blowing snow will be dominant this afternoon. The wind will divert to 40 km/h with gusts arriving 70.

Temperatures will drop markedly and powerful winds will induce substantial wind chill values. In Cape Breton, 5-15 centimetres of snow is predicted this afternoon.

An Environment Canada update at 10:52 a.m. Saturday stated wind alerts are in result Saturday for all counties in Cape Breton as well as Guysborough County. 

Public climate warnings are no longer in result for Halifax Metro and Halifax County West, Annapolis County, Digby County, Hants County, Kings County, Lunenburg County, Queens County, Shelburne County and Yarmouth County. 

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