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About 119,000 still without power across Maritimes 5 days after Fiona

Thursday, September 29th 2022, 11:35 am - More than 80,000 Nova Scotia Power customers in the dark as of Wednesday night

More than 119,000 customers across the Maritimes are still without power after post-tropical storm Fiona smashed through Atlantic Canada and parts of southeastern Quebec on the weekend, sweeping away homes, knocking down trees and destroying landmarks.

By Tuesday, power had been restored to most customers impacted by Fiona in Quebec and Newfoundland and Labrador, but outages persist across the Maritimes.

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The Canadian Armed Forces responded to calls from Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador and P.E.I. on Monday to help clean up debris and get trees off roads so power lines could be restored.

Cleanup efforts continue around the clock and power companies are regularly updating their websites on the total number of power outages remaining.

nova-scotia-power-crews-making-repairs/Nova Scotia Power/Twitter via CBC Nova Scotia Power crews making repairs and replacing equipment to restore power. (Nova Scotia Power/Twitter)

Nova Scotia

As of 9 a.m. AT on Thursday, 78,245 Nova Scotia Power customers did not have electricity. This is down from a peak of more than 415,000 customers on Saturday. Nova Scotia Power has about 525,000 customers in total, including homes, businesses and public buildings.

Prince Edward Island

As of 8:30 a.m. AT on Thursday, more than 41,000 Maritime Electric customers were affected by power outages across P.E.I.

Stratford and Cornwall have the highest number of outages in the province.

New Brunswick

As of 9 a.m. AT on Thursday, there were 77 New Brunswick Power customers without electricity.

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The story, written by Anam Khan, was originally published for CBC News on Sept. 27, 2022.

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