Some schools reopen in Nova Scotia, but more than 100,000 still have no power IG News

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After Hurricane Fiona damaged power poles, uprooted trees, and scattered debris across the Atlantic provinces, getting power back has been a challenge.

About 104,800 Nova Scotia Power customers are without electricity as of Wednesday morning, down from more than 400,000 on Saturday.

In Sydney, 36,000 customers are affected, the highest number in the province. Truro, NS, has the second largest number of affected customers at 20,000.

More than 90 percent of Halifax customers have had their electricity restored, however, many streetlights are still not working.

Restoration times in Nova Scotia are constantly changing. Right now, some estimates suggest that power will not be restored until October 5.

In a video posted on Twitter, Chris Lantigne, director of care at Nova Scotia Power, said once teams are able to glean more information from the scenes, they will be able to give a better estimate of restoration times.

“The restoration has been more complex than before,” Lantigne said.

Since Monday, 100 soldiers from Canadian Army Forces have helped clear debris in the Atlantic region so that power crews can access power lines. As of Tuesday, the company had 1,300 crew members in the area.

Nova Scotia Power Crew and Canadian Army Forces working together. (Nova Scotia Power/Twitter)
Nova Scotia trucks line a road. Nova Scotia Power’s stormtroopers Matt Drover said in a press conference Monday that the company’s response is the company’s biggest mobilization to date. (Nova Scotia Power/Twitter)

Leisure Center

The following five leisure centers are open in Nova Scotia. They provide food, water and charging stations.

  • Moser River Community Hall 8 am to 8 pm

  • Beaver Bank Kinsack Community Center 11 am to 9 pm

  • Muscodobite Valley Bicentennial Theater10 am to 4 pm

  • Findlay Community Center 9 am to 9 pm

  • Canada Sports Center 7 am to 5 pm

some schools are now open

All schools at the Halifax Regional Center for Education are open except Atlantic View Elementary School, where classes have been canceled due to a power outage.

Classes have been canceled Wednesday for schools at Chignecto-Central Regional Center for Education and Strait Regional Center for Education.

Classes at the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Center for Education have been canceled for Wednesday and Thursday.

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