NB Storm and Power Outage Update (Sunday 7AM)

It was another cold dark night for tens of thousands of people in New Brunswick. Roughly 43-thousand homes and businesses were still without power by midday Saturday – many for the fourth straight day. Crews from Maine and other parts of Eastern Canada joined crews from New Brunswick Power to reduce that number to just under 32-thousand customers overnight. As of right now, more than 20-thousand customers are still without power on the Acadian Peninsula with the majority of outages there expected to be repaired by 10pm tonight. 4542 customers in the Miramichi area are still in the dark with most being told to expect the lights to come back on by 10 or 11pm this evening although some outages in the Miramichi area aren’t expected to see power restored until Monday. In and around the Moncton area there are still more than 3-thousand customers in the dark. Many in the city of Moncton had power restored last night with most of the remaining outages not expected to see power until tomorrow. The ice storm last week cut off power to more than 130-thousand homes at it’s peak and claimed the lives of two people from carbon monoxide poisoning. Anyone needing assistance is being advised to call the Red Cross at 1-800-222-9597.