Monday, August 24, 2009

Power Outages

Hurricane Bill was vicious on the trees and because of that, there were numerous power outages across the province yesterday. And Stacy Pineo with Nova Scotia Power says the only are still without electricity is in Lunenburg county. There are trees down on a section of feeder line that runs through the woods. Crews will be touring that line as soon as the sun comes up this morning. They expect the power to be restored by midday. The areas affected are in Maders Cove, Sunnybrook, Hermans Island, Martins Brook, Second Peninsula, Stonehurst, Eastern Points and the area around there. And Pineo says there are scattered or individual outages around the province bringing that total number this morning to 435 customers.
Click here for a link to the Nova Scotia Power outage map.

Bill Damages

The causeway at Western Head was a casualty of the storm over the weekend. A large section was destroyed with waves washing away the pavement entirely. It will likely take some time for crews to repair the damage and rebuild the causeway. Several roads closed because of Hurricane Bill are back open today. In Lunenburg County, sections of Green Bay Road in Green Bay and Point Road in Blue Rocks had been blocked off because of water. They are reopened. And in Queens County, a section of Trunk 3 near Hunts Point and Summerville previously closed because of flooding are now passable. As roads re-open, drivers are reminded to watch for water and debris, and to adjust speed according to conditions.