Storm and Power Outage Updates – March 27, 2014, 6:00PM

Newfoundland and Labrador continues to experience a severe winter storm. Wind warnings continue for many parts of Newfoundland and storm warnings remain in effect for Labrador.

Customer restoration began at 4:00p.m. for customers in the communities of Norris Point and Rocky Harbour on the Northern Peninsula. As power has been out for an extended period, the load is high and restoration needs to be done slowly. Approximately half the customers are now restored, and the remaining customers will continue to be brought on slowly.

The outage was caused by problems with equipment caused by severe weather which also slowed restoration times. Hydro thanks customers in those communities for their patience and understanding.

As stormy weather persists, Hydro is continuing to remind customers to please implement measures to stay safe if they experience outages. Safety information can be found at Hydrosafety.ca and GetPrepared.gc.ca.

Customers can get further updates on the Hydro Power Outages and Emergencies (24 hrs) line at 1-888-737-1296 or on Hydro’s website at www.nlh.nl.ca. Updates are also being provided to media and can be found by following us on Twitter- @NLHydro, or through Facebook – www.facebook.com/NLHydro.