Updated: Lights back on in communities south of Kentville

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Jennifer Hoegg
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Trees along Highway 12 were still covered with ice Jan. 31 after the second ice storm in a week.

 

Update 7:20 p.m.

According to Nova Scotia Power, there are no longer any significant outages for customers in Kings County.

Update: 4:50 p.m.

Nova Scotia Power now estimates electricity will be restored at 6:15 p.m.

The live outage map is here.

 

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The power has been knocked out again in the Highway 12 area south of Kentville.

According to Nova Scotia Power, 119 customers in the communities of Highbury, North Alton, South Alton, Welton Landing, Forest Home, Murphy Lake, Blue Mountain, Aldersville, Casey Corner, Canaan, Prospect, Mcgee Lake, Lake George, Lake Paul, Parker Meadows and East Dalhousie are without electricity.

The estimated restoration time is 4:30 p.m.

After a second ice storm in a week, Nova Scotia Power had more than 1,000 customers without power Dec. 30. Some households were without electricity for 12 to 16 hours. In that case, the regional emergency management office arranged for a "warming centre" to be set up at the Kentville fire hall, staffed by the Red Cross. No one needed to take the fire department up on their offer and the lights were back on by morning.

 

Organizations: Nova Scotia Power, Red Cross

Geographic location: Kentville, Highbury, North Alton Alton Forest Home Murphy Lake Blue Mountain Lake George Parker Meadows Dalhousie

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