Power outage on Fogo Island, Change Islands

Deana Stokes Sullivan
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Crews being flown to area by helicopter, since ferry service is also down

As if weathering a storm and being without ferry service isn't bad enough, Fogo, Change Islands residents have been without power since Tuesday night.

NL Hydro outage information

Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro says about 250 customers in Change Islands are currently without power. 

The exact cause of the issue is unknown at this time, however the area experienced high winds and winter storm conditions Tueday. 

Due to an issue with the ferry, crews were unable to respond Tuesday night. 

A helicopter is being dispatched this morning to begin troubleshooting the issue.

The power failure on Change Islands began around 9:25 p.m. Tuesday and the estimated restoration time is around noon today.

The power failure for Fogo Island began around 11:45 p.m. The estimated restoration time there is 2:10 p.m. today.

NL Hydro says customers can call the 24-hour customer call centre at anytime if they have further questions at 1-888-737-1296.

Related stories on ferry incident:

Change Islands man recounts dump truck falling off ferry

Update: Close call prompts review of ferry procedures in Newfoundland and Labrador


Organizations: Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro

Geographic location: Change Islands, Fogo Island

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  • Mr. Observer
    February 10, 2016 - 08:06

    FORTIS to buy U.S. electric transmission company ITC for US $11.3 BILLION dollars. FORTIS apparently owns NL POWER...Back in August 2013, Newfoundland Power announced that the total amount of money to be returned to power customers through the Rate Stabilization Plan has continued to stand at $161.6 million, so how much is it now in 2016? Give taxpayers money they’re due... There seems to be plenty of money that FORTIS has apparently made on the backs of Newfoundlanders to buy big USA companies and now another 33 MILLION is being sought because they say it didn't rain enough last summer and the water level in all the ponds is low... Are they trying to get their greedy hands on that $161.6 MILLION owed to us NL customers... We customers will never see one penny of that money owed to us... You watch... It is going on 4 years now, and still not a penny paid to all the customers...

    • Me
      February 10, 2016 - 18:59

      They need to be investigated. Dwight Ball, here's something for you to do.