Newfoundland and Labrador Hydo has announced that because of colder temperatures today, they're initiating rolling power outages this evening for much of the province.
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"We surpassed yesterday’s peak of 1197 megawatts (MW) this morning with a peak of 1322MW on our system," the statement on Hydro's web site reads. "Load is expected to be higher again during the 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. peak this evening. We are monitoring the system closely, but there’s potential for rotating outages tonight as system load grows."
Residents in Green Bay South will be without power starting 6:30pm this eveing. Port Anson, Pilleys Island, Roberts Arm, Springdale Junction and South Brook will be without power from 6:30pm - 7:00pm.
Hydro crews are continuing to work towards safely restoring system generation.