NB Power is calling this the second worst storm it’s had to deal with, after Arthur a couple of years ago. It knocked out electricity to 195,000 customers.
At the peak yesterday, over 130,000 of NB Power’s customers lost their lights. There were still over 80,000 in the dark this morning mainly in the southeastern part of the province. The utility is hoping to have power back on for most tonight but it could be awhile longer before everybody is back on the grid, especially the more isolated outages.
Warming centres have been set up in the affected areas. Check the government website for locations and times.