Residents of communities on the Northern Peninsula that have been without electricity since Monday evening will likely experience rotating outages into Thursday, according to Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro.
Approximately 500 Hydro customers in L’anse Aux Meadows, Hay Cove, Gunners Cove, Noddy Bay, Straightsview, St. Lunaire-Griquet and Quirpon remained without power as of Wednesday afternoon.
The outage relates to damage caused by heavy winds. Crews were continuing efforts to repair equipment and restore power on Wednesday.
In a news release, Hydro said if power is restored, it will be rotated among customers in intervals of two-to-three hours at a time. It said that arrangement would likely continue into Thursday until full repairs are completed to stabilize the system.
A new outage occurred Tuesday evening in St. Carol's and Great Brehat due to high winds. Power was restored in those communities by 9 a.m., according to Hydro.
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro is facing power outages in several communities on the Northern Peninsula and in southern Labrador on Tuesday and expects some outages will extend into Wednesday.
As of 6:30 p.m., outages continued in St. Lunaire-Griquet and neighbouring communities. Hydro said in a news release it expects some customers may remain without power until Wednesday. Outages in the area were first reported at 11 p.m. Monday.
High winds and blowing snow prevented crews from responding to the power outage until Tuesday morning.
From Flower’s Cove to Eddie’s Cove East, power has been restored for the majority of customers in the area. Hydro crews are continuing to work to restore power for customers in Pine’s Cove, Nameless Cove, Lower Cove, Green Island Cove, and Green Island Brook.
Homes in Red Bay and Pinware in southern Labrador lost power at 10:30 p.m. Monday. Hydro said power was restored to those communities early Tuesday morning.
Hydro advises that stormy weather in those areas may continue to cause intermittent outages heading into Wednesday.