Power Outage Advisory: Extended Outage Scheduled for Lab West on June 11 

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro) is advising that there will be an extended power outage on Sunday, June 11 affecting customers in the Labrador West region to complete critical annual maintenance work.

The planned outage, which will take place from 7 am – 7 pm will affect customers in Labrador City and Wabush, as well as cabin areas in Walsh River and Duley Lake. This power interruption is necessary in order to complete scheduled annual maintenance work at the Wabush terminal station. In addition, this outage provides an opportunity to complete work on the distribution system within the communities that would alternatively need to be completed during separate scheduled outages.

Operations at the Iron Ore Company of Canada in Labrador will also be impacted during this work period.

Hydro understands the impact that extended outages have on customers and we thank you for your patience. This work is required to ensure safe and reliable service for customers in Labrador West.

Hydro’s annual maintenance season generally begins in April when customer electricity demand begins to decline and extends to November in preparation for the winter months. For more on how we plan extended outages, please see here.

You can prepare for the outages by ensuring you have your emergency kit ready in advance and know how to be safe during outages. Information on outage safety can be found here.

We will provide any updates during the planned outage on June 11 on social media @ www.twitter.com/nlhydro or www.facebook.com/nlhydro or visit us online at www.nlhydro.com.