Power could be lacking in some P.E.I. homes again tonight

Eric McCarthy
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ALBERTON -- Some Maritime Electric customers in P.E.I. could be facing the prospect of another night without power.

Utility spokesman Kim Griffin said crews are making headway in repairing damage and restoring power in the wake of Monday’s ice storm, but she said conditions are not good. She said the utility does not believe all customers will have power restored tonight. “We want to inform customers so they are prepared,” she advised.

At last count, about 2,200 customers were still without power, down from 4,500 Tuesday morning.

Griffin said crews were successful in restoring a large number of customers in the O’Leary area, as well as in the Alberton and St. Eleanors areas.

There remain outages in O’Leary, Alberton, Tignish, Norway, Christophers Cross, Port Hill, St. Gilbert, Enmore, Union Corner, Mont Carmel, Spring Valley, Darnley, Baltic, Seaview, Long View, Burlington, Stanley Bridge, Gaspereaux, Panmure Island, Sturgeon, Pembrooke, Lower Montague, Whim Road and surrounding areas.

Griffin said weather conditions continue to hamper restoration efforts and three crews had to be taken off the road in the Kensington area for a while Tuesday afternoon due to safety concerns in poor visibility.

Geographic location: O’Leary, P.E.I., Tignish Norway Port Hill Enmore Spring Valley Long View Burlington Stanley Bridge Panmure Island Kensington

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