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UPDATE - Major power outage in parts of Hants County

Nova Scotia Power's outage map highlights a large portion of West Hants impacted by a power outage on August 7.
Nova Scotia Power's outage map highlights a large portion of West Hants impacted by a power outage on August 7. - Contributed

Estimated restoration time was 3 p.m.

HANTS COUNTY, N.S. – Nova Scotia Power crews are investigating after an outage impacting several communities in East and West Hants was reported on Aug. 7.

Affected communities include Noel, Burntcoat, Moose Brook, Walton, Bramber, Cheverie, Summerville, Centre Burlington, Scotch Village, Rawdon, Brooklyn, Avondale and more.

According to the utility’s website, there were over 3,200 customers affected as of 12:50 p.m.

Estimated restoration time for the outage areas was 3 p.m.

UPDATE – According to David Rodenhiser, communications manager at Nova Scotia Power, the cause of the outage has been linked to a bird interfering with equipment at the substation in Upper Burlington.

“A bird unfortunately got into a place it shouldn’t have been,” Rodenhiser said. “It triggered a protective device that shut down the electricity.”

“The bird unfortunately did perish.”

Rodenhiser said there are people on scene working on the issue.

UPDATE 2 - Power has been restored to the affected areas. 

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