Floods, Blocked Roads, and a Blackout
WOW, what a mess! Hurricane Dorian will be remembered right across Nova Scotia. Unlike the famous Hurricane Juan, Dorian touched every area of the province and in every case left a mark.
Nearly every customer of Nova Scotia Power suffered a loss of service. Outages lasted from a few hours beginning on Saturday afternoon, while others lasted overnight, and some are still without power today.
Service to Oxford was restored early on Tuesday and Pugwash waited till mid-afternoon.
Damage to roads was extensive. Washouts are everywhere and the evidence of crumbling roadsides is widespread.
Kolbec Road remains closed near Oxford at the bottom of Mount Pleasant Road.
Grocery stores had to toss large volumes of spoiled meat, produce, and other goods as refrigeration units went without power. Householders also lost food that thawed and all are warned to be very cautious as products spoil within a day.
In all, it was a mess and for many, it is not over and the clean-up continues.
Six Rivers News was all set to provide on-going emergency information. We had just posted an update when the power went off. While our backup system continued to play music throughout, we could not broadcast from our studio at the Hope Centre in Pugwash. We never dreamed of being out of commission till Tuesday afternoon. Perhaps a generator is in our future.
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