Power restored in Colchester, Cumberland counties after copper wire theft

Nova Scotia Power has had a number of copper wire thefts in recent years. (CBC - image credit)
Nova Scotia Power has had a number of copper wire thefts in recent years. (CBC - image credit)

Over 4,000 Nova Scotia Power customers in Colchester and Cumberland counties were without power for seven hours following the theft of copper wire at a substation in Debert.

The outage, which lasted from 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, affected customers in an area from Lower Wentworth to Lower Onslow.

Nova Scotia Power has reported a number of outages caused by thefts in recent years, including outages in Parrsboro and the Halifax area this year.

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