Monday, July 07, 2014

Storm Arthur aftermath: 130 customers in Prince Edward Island still without power

CBC News Posted: Jul 07, 2014 6:41 AM AT Last Updated: Jul 07, 2014 12:12 PM AT

Post-tropical storm Arthur has moved on, but Prince Edward Island is still dealing with scattered power outages in its wake.

As of 10:30 a.m. AT on Monday, approximately 130 Maritime Electric customers still didn't have power. Some of those customers have been without power for more than 24 hours now.
The utility says the outages are caused by trees and branches on power lines.
There's no word yet on when everyone will be restored.

The number of outages has dropped since Sunday when 5,000 customers were in the dark. The company said 19 crews are working on restoring power.

"We will continue to work through the night and into Monday to restore power to all customers," reads their website.

Cleanup continues

The cleanup continues in Charlottetown harbour, where three boats sank amid high winds and choppy waves.

The storm hit the Island Saturday afternoon, bringing wind gusts of 105 km/h.
About five boats suffered serious damage.

“Given this is a new experience for me and for a lot of people here, we're going to go forward and be cautious, but do what we have to do I guess,” said Kerry Marsh, vice commodore of the yacht club.
Marsh said he isn't sure if the damage to the marina will be covered by insurance. It wasn’t covered when Hurricane Juan damaged it.


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