More than 25,000 customers in New Brunswick remain without electricity three days after strong winds pulled down power lines across the province.
Utility company NB Power says on X, formerly Twitter, that the network suffered “extensive damage,” some of which requires complex repairs and the use of specialized equipment in hard-to-access areas.
A news conference is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today during which NB Power officials will give an update on the situation.
Meanwhile in Nova Scotia, more than 15,000 customers were without power at 11 a.m. after much of the province was lashed by strong winds and freezing rain overnight.
Environment Canada has issued wind warnings for parts of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
Nova Scotia’s Pictou, Antigonish and Guysborough counties, Cape Breton, and Queens and Kings counties in Prince Edward Island could receive wind gusts of up to 90 kilometres per hour all day until Friday.
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