Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ice-Covered Equipment, Downed Power Lines Challenging Nova Scotia Power Crews

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ice-Covered Equipment, Downed Power Lines Challenging Nova Scotia Power Crews

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Power restored to most Nova Scotians

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HALIFAX - Some Nova Scotians could be in the dark until Tuesday after heavy snow knocked out electricity to about 67,000 customers over the weekend, the province's electric utility said Monday.

Nova Scotia Power said crews were tackling smaller areas and individual outages with the goal of having power restored by the end of the day Monday.

However, it said outages in the hardest hit areas of the province could take longer.

Paul Casey, senior director of transmission and distribution, apologized to customers in a news release.

"It's Monday morning and with the return of the work week, we know this is a disruption to the lives of our customers," he said.

"Our crews are at full strength along with over 100 contract crews, plus there are hundreds more employees working behind the scenes and we won't rest until your power is back on. …

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