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As hurricane Dorian progresses toward and through the province, Nova Scotia Power has upwards of 1,000 personnel – including powerline technicians, forestry crews, planners, damage assessors, engineers, supervisors, communication staff, and customer care representatives, staged in communities from Yarmouth to Cheticamp ready to respond, as soon as it is safe to do so.

Dave Downey, NS Power’s manager of Transmission and Distribution Technical Services and NS Power leader at the EMO told an EMO briefing earlier today that “to ensure their safety, except in emergency situations, we will be in a safety stand down – meaning our crews will be off the roads – from noon until 10 PM in western and Central Nova Scotia, including Metro Halifax, when wind gusts will be at 90 km/h and higher. In the eastern mainland and Cape Breton, our crews will similarly stand down as Dorian progresses. The safety of our employees and our customers is our top priority. “

Customers can report any outages via NSP’s Outage Map at nspower.ca or call the Outage Line at 1-877-428-6004. Estimated times of restoration will be posted and updates will be made to estimated restore times once NSP teams have assessed damage.

“We are ready for this storm and we are here for our customers. We urge everyone in the province – all of our customers, our employees and contract crews – please be safe.  Nothing is more important than your own personal safety and that of your families.”