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Thousands in Nova Scotia without power due to freezing rain, high winds

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Power continues to fix thousands of outages after a bout of freezing rain left people across the province without power Sunday. According to the agency outage map, just over 3,800 customers are without power as of 7:30 p.m.

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Power continues to fix thousands of outages after a bout of freezing rain left people across the province without power Sunday.

According to the agency outage map, just over 3,800 customers are without power as of 7:30 p.m., down from the over 12,000 outages that were reported this afternoon.

Most of the remaining power issues are being dealt with on Cape Breton and northern mainland Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Power issued a tweet saying crews are busy repairing the damage the rain caused across the province, including downed power lines.

Environment Canada previously put weather warnings in place across most of the province, including Halifax, Hants, Pictou and Victoria County.

Estimated restoration times vary, but Nova Scotia Power says customers affected by the outages should have electricity again by this evening.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 4, 2021.

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This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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