Fire crews and Newfoundland Power crews were kept busy today dealing with the early winter high winds causing several power lines to come down in and around the St. John's metro area. Here at the corner of Campbell Avenue and St. Clare Avenue several main power lines fell down across the roadway causing fire, police and city traffic personnel to close the area to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic. City crews placed barricades to streets leading to the areas until power crews were able to resolve the situation and return power to the area. An RNC officer there said they were flat-out trying to keep up with all the calls tonight and a St. John's Regional Fire Department member there said their main concern, was to keep people away from the immediate area, as there was a possibility the ground could be charged with power.
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The St. John’s Regional Fire Department and crews from Newfoundland Power are responding to a number of power outages and downed lines around the capital region.
According to Newfoundland Power’s website, there are currently outages in parts of Paradise, Donovan’s Industrial Park, The Commonwealth Avenue area of Mount Pearl, Stavanger Drive, White Hills Road and Virginia Park areas of St. John’s.
The website blames severe weather conditions for the outages.
Other areas of the province are also without power.
In Central Newfoundland, Musgrave Harbour, Durrells, Frederickton, Carmanville, George’s Point, Noggin Cove, Main Point and Harris Point are all said to be experiencing blackouts.
These outages are blamed either on poor weather or are still under investigation.