Outage Advisory: Power will be off overnight Sunday (Feb. 6) for some customers on Connaigre Peninsula

Update:

1:30 PM – Hydro is advising customers on the Connaigre Peninsula that power will remain off overnight again tonight (Sunday, February 6) for the following communities: Wreck Cove, Coombs Cove, St. Jacques, English Harbour West, Boxey, Belleoram and Mose Ambrose. For customers in Rencontre East and Poole’s Cove, crews are making repairs and may be able to restore power this evening, although an expected restoration time is currently unknown.

Following a helicopter patrol and further assessment this morning, crews identified significant damage to the power line, poles and equipment in the area. Approximately 20 cross arms are broken on utility poles, and there is significant ice build-up (approximately 2-3 inches) on the power lines.  Crews will continue to safely make repairs throughout the day and are working as quickly as possible, however these conditions are slowing the work required. Extra crews are also being dispatched to ensure work can continue through the night.

While estimated restoration for all repairs is unknown at this time, customers should be prepared to be without power until at least noon tomorrow (Monday, February 7).

Please check our website and social media regularly for updates on repairs and estimated restoration times.

We know that extended outages are challenging for everyone. We sincerely appreciate our customers’ understanding during this time as we work to safely make repairs in the area.

For more information about how you can stay safe during an outage: https://nlhydro.com/safety/power-outage-safety/.


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February 5, 2022 – Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro (Hydro) is advising customers in the following communities on the Connaigre Peninsula that power will remain off overnight: Wreck Cove, Coombs Cove, St. Jacques, English Harbour West, Boxey, Belleoram, Mose Ambrose, Pools Cove and Rencontre East, as well as Hermitage, Seal Cove, Sandyville and Gaultois.

Our crews have been working on significant repairs to damaged lines and equipment in these areas throughout the day, resulting from severe weather in the area this weekend. However, additional damage has been found in these areas and crews are unable to continue to safely work on further repairs tonight.

To assist with efforts, we have dispatched additional crews from other areas. We will resume work at first light tomorrow.

We know that it is difficult for our customers when power is out for extended periods. Thank you for your understanding.

Please be safe, check on family and friends, and visit our website and social media sites for updates.

For more information about how you can stay safe during an outage: https://nlhydro.com/safety/power-outage-safety/