No power on Digby Neck and Islands; no busses on gravel roads

Jonathan Riley, Digby Courier
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Power Outage

School busses are not travelling on gravel roads at all today in Digby, Shelburne and Yarmouth Counties.

And school is closed at Digby Neck and Islands Consolidated Schools because of a power outage on Digby Neck and Islands.

Nova Scotia Live Outage map shows about 1,400 customers on Digby Neck and Long and Brier Islands are without power.

They give lightning and bad weather as the cause of the outage and are predicting it could be 2:30 p.m. before power is restored there.

At 7:50 a.m., power went out for 1950 customers in Lower Concession, Saulnierville Station, Bangor, Eel Lake, Clearwater Lake, Meteghan Station, Saint Martin, Meteghan, Saint Alphonse, Cape Saint Mary, Lake Doucette, Beaver River and surrounding areas. That outage was caused by damage to overhead equipment.

Nova Scotia Power is estimating they'll have that fixed by 10 a.m.

In the town of Digby power was out only momentarily.

If you see some effects from the rain here in Digby County, please let us know via Facebook, Twitter or the email address below.

WEATHER accordig to Environment Canada

It was clearing and plus 5 at 7:30 this morning.

The winds are supposed to pick up today from south 30 km/h gusting to 50 becoming southwest 50 gusting to 80 near noon then increasing to 70 gusting to 100. The temperature is supposed to be fall to plus 1 this afternoon.

The high winds will continue into the evening then diminishing to 30 gusting to 50 after midnight. Environment Canada is predicting a low of minus 5 tonight.

They are calling for a mix of sun and cloud on Saturday with a  60 percent chance of flurries late in the evening.

Sunday they are giving -2 and cloudy.



Geographic location: Digby County, Shelburne

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