Update – Power restored for Burin Peninsula customers

March 12th, 2017

Update (as of March 13th – 8:10 p.m.) – Power was restored to all Hydro customers on the Burin Peninsula at approximately 8:10 p.m. Thank you to our customers for their patience during this extended outage.

 


 

Update (March 13th – 10:00 a.m.) – Crews have been making steady progress on repairs required to the two structures on the transmission line to the Burin Peninsula that were damaged in high winds this weekend. The photo below shows some of the damage on the line.

Crews will continue to work throughout the day to restore power for customers as soon as possible. The estimated restoration time is tonight at 8 p.m. (Monday, March 13).

Thank you for your continued patience. Please stay safe, and remember to check on your neighbours, friends and family. For more information on power outage safety, visit https://www.nlhydro.com/safety/power-outage-safety/

We will provide further updates as more information is available. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and on our website for regular updates.


 

Update (as of 2:50 p.m.) – Crews are working to repair the two downed structures on the transmission line to the Burin Peninsula. Based on the extent of repairs needed, the estimated restoration time for customers in the region is Monday, March 13th at 8 p.m.

Hydro understands the inconvenience to our customers and we appreciate your continued patience.

Please stay safe and follow the tips below during an outage:

  • Turn off all your light switches, leave one on to signal you when the power comes back on.
  • Turn off all appliances with sensitive electronics such as your garage door opener, microwaves, televisions, computers, etc.
  • Don’t turn off your refrigerator or freezer – you might forget to turn them back on.
  • A generator can be very useful during an extended power outage, but they can also be very dangerous. Never use a portable generator indoors, including inside a garage or other enclosed or partially enclosed area.
  • Only operate portable generators outdoors, and at a location where the exhaust cannot enter into your home or other buildings through doors or windows.
  • Check on your family, friends and neighbours.

For more information on power outage safety, visit https://www.nlhydro.com/safety/power-outage-safety/

 


 

1:20 p.m. – Crews have identified two downed transmission towers on the transmission line to the Burin Peninsula. Damage to the line was caused by the hurricane force winds experienced in the area yesterday.

Outages are affecting both Hydro and Newfoundland Power customers in the area.

Additional crews, materials and equipment needed for the repairs are on the way. We’re working to repair the damaged infrastructure and restore customers as quickly as possible, however an estimated time for restoration is not yet available.

Thank you for your continued patience. We know any power outages can be challenging for customers, particularly in an extended outage situation such as this. Please stay safe and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and on our website for regular updates as information becomes available.

Image showing downed structure on the transmission line to the Burin Peninsula.

 

 



Media Contact:

Erin Squires
Manager of Communications, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
709.737-1311 e. erinsquires@nlh.nl.ca