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Thousands of people still without electricity in Newfoundland and Labrador after Hurricane Larry

ST. JOHN’S, NL – About 3,500 customers were still without power Sunday at noon as Newfoundland and Labrador continues to clean up after Hurricane Larry.

The powerful storm hit the southern coast of the province overnight from Friday to Saturday morning.

At the peak, approximately 61,000 Newfoundland Power customers were without power.

Utilities spokeswoman Michele Coughlan said the outages were mainly caused by trees, still laden with leaves, coming in contact with or knocking down power lines as well as branches and other debris washed away by the strong winds.

She says all the main lines are back and teams have now focused on the small pockets of issues and outages affecting individual customers.

The City of St. John’s has established a few areas where residents can drop tree debris.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on September 12, 2021.


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