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Salvation Army opens warming centre in C.B.S. amid storm-related power outages

The Salvation Army is opening a warming centre in Long Pond, Conception Bay South, amid power outages during Saturday’s snow storm.

The centre was scheduled to open to residents at 9 p.m. People are asked to use caution if driving to the centre.

Newfoundland Power is reporting a wide range of storm-related power outages in St. John’s, Conception Bay South, the Southern Shore, Whitbourne, Conception Bay North, the Cape Shore, Sunnyside, Clarenville, the Bonavista Peninsula, Gander, Glenwood, Twillingate and New-Wes-Valley.

Newfoundland Power warned that severe weather, zero visibility and deteriorating road conditions are making it difficult for its crews to respond safely. Plows are being taken off the roads in some areas. The company said it will continue to respond as soon as it’s safe to do so.

Maritime Link issue causes brief, ‘widely dispersed’ power outages: N.L. Hydro

There were brief power outages across much of Newfoundland Monday morning because of a significant event with the Maritime Link, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro says.

“This morning we experienced a significant event on the system,” N.L. Hydro said in a statement. “After the Maritime Link had been ramped down following scheduled exports to Nova Scotia, it experienced significant power swings which resulted in oscillations in system frequency. This resulted in the activation of the Island’s Under frequency Load Shedding scheme, leading to widely dispersed customer outages. The system has since stabilized. Our investigation into the event is ongoing.

 Most customers have since had their power restored or are in the process of restoration.

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