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Monday, December 30, 2013

Numbers Of People Without Power Fall

The numbers of people without power are down with over 23 hundred homes and businesses in the Rothesay Region which includes the Kingston Peninsula where 250 customers are in the dark at Carter's Point. There are still over a thousand homes and businesses in the St. Stephen region without electricity.

NB Power estimates it will be New Year's Eve night or New Year's Day before power is restored but whether the timetable will change because of the storm remains to be seen.

Saint John received just under 15 centimeters of snow combined with sleet and more freezing rain. Environment Canada is forecasting a cold spell beginning tonight with wind chills down to minus 25.

Grand-Bay Westfield Mayor Grace Losier is concerned about those without power who need help, don't know how to get it. She's urging residents in Grand Bay-Westfield to go a Shelter being offered by the Red Cross 24/7 at St. Matthew's Church. She adds if you have concerns or need help, you can reach the Mayor at her home, 738-2968. 

The warming centre in Quispamsis is moving back to the Civic Centre which is above Fire Station #2 and will be open from 8 this morning to 8 tonight. There will be jugs of water, pails, flashlights and jerry cans from J-D Irving along with firewood and kerosene.