Customer Advisory – stormy weather causing downed power lines

February 6th, 2016

Update 8:30pm

Customers on Fogo Island are restored. Thanks for your patience & thanks to our crews who worked in challenging weather conditions today.


Update 4:30pm

Update for Fogo customers: ferry is now running so a second crew is on the way to assist in restoration efforts.


Update 1:30pm

Update for Fogo customers: There are several broken poles and lines down from the storm. Crews continue to work and additional crews are en route.


Previous Advisory:

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is reporting that high winds and stormy weather has caused some downed power lines in the Fogo area.

With poor weather across the island today, Hydro is reminding people to stay clear of downed lines and report immediately by calling our customer call centre at 1-888-737-1296 or the RCMP.

If you see a downed power line, stay back 30 metres and contact Hydro immediately. If your equipment has made contact with a power line, do not attempt to remove the equipment or the line yourself – wait for Hydro personnel to arrive.



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Media Contact:

Jill Pitcher
Senior Communications Advisor, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
t. 709.737.1219 / c. 709.689.9938 e.