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Power Outage Advisory: Great Northern Peninsula and Southern Labrador (Feb.5, 2013)

February 5th, 2013

February 5, 2013 – Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro (Hydro) is reporting power outages to some customers on the Great Northern Peninsula and Southern Labrador. Customers in the following communities have been without power since late yesterday evening. Due to extreme high winds and blowing snow, crews were unable to work to restore
power.
Labrador:

Pinware and Red Bay

 
Great Northern Peninsula:
L’anse Au Meadows
Hay Cove
Straits View
Notty Bay East
Quirpon
Gunners Cove
St .Lunaire/Lower Griquet
Castor River South

 
Crews were dispatched early this morning to communities on the GNP and are currently working to restore power. In Southern Labrador, currently the roads in the Red Bay area are closed due to poor visibility and stormy conditions, however crews are on standby to respond to the outages as soon as conditions improve.
Customers in all communities in Southern Labrador and the GNP may experience intermittent outages today due to continuing high winds. Hydro apologizes for any inconvenience and appreciates the patience of its customers.
Customers can get updates from the Hydro Power Outages and Emergencies (24 hrs) line at 1-888-737-1296.



Media Contact:

Jill Pitcher
Senior Communications Advisor, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
t. 709.737.1219 / c. 709.689.9938 e. JillPitcher@nlh.nl.ca