Power Line Blows as Nova Scotia Storm Causes Temporary Outages for Thousands

A power line exploded in Englishtown, Nova Scotia, as a strong wind and rain storm brought power outages to the area on November 23.

According to CBC, over 12,000 Nova Scotia Power customers were out of power on the morning of November 23.

Victoria County declared a state of emergency late on the night of November 23.

Local woman Susie Wiese recorded the video of the power line exploding outside her home.

“I was just sitting down to watch some TV and the power started to flicker and then I heard a loud popping sound. I went on to our deck [and] saw the power pole glowing red and making a loud sound,” Wiese recalled. “It stopped and then I turned my phone to record and it went off again. It was a bit scary at first but with the amount of rain coming down nothing caught fire. We lost power immediately. We are still waiting for our power to turn on but are safe and lucky that nothing flooded on our property. Others haven’t been so lucky.”

Authorities told locals to shelter in place until the declaration was lifted at noon on November 24. Credit: Susie Wiese via Storyful

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