More than 59,000 homes, businesses without power after widespread rain, wind

Nova Scotia

More than 59,000 homes and businesses are without power after heavy rain and wind last night.

Nova Scotia Power expects electricity to return later today

A storm last night on Wednesday brought heavy rain and high winds to Nova Scotia. (Peter Dawson/CBC)

More than 59,000 homes and businesses were without power in Nova Scotia Thursday morning after widespread rain and wind last night.

According to Nova Scotia Power’s disturbance map, most disturbances were reported in the northern region of the province, many along the North Shore.

The utility said 300 workers were restoring power across the province.

“Our crews have been in the field overnight to restore power to those impacted by the high winds and rain,” said Sean Borden, the utility’s storm leader.

The utility said 86,000 customers lost power during the storm. It said it expects electricity to be restored later on Thursday.

According to Environment Canada, rain and wind warnings remained in effect for the northern and eastern parts of the province as of 9 a.m. AT.

CBC meteorologist Tina Simpkin said the high winds and rain would ease Thursday afternoon.

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