Theft of copper wire causes power outage in Parrsboro

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Nova Scotia Power said vandals struck two substations in the Parrsboro area, causing a power outage. (Robert Short/CBC - image credit)
Nova Scotia Power said vandals struck two substations in the Parrsboro area, causing a power outage. (Robert Short/CBC - image credit)

Vandalism at two substations caused a six-hour power outage in the Parrsboro area on Saturday morning.

Copper wire was stolen from the substations at around 6 a.m. triggering the outage, said Kathryn O'Neill, a spokesperson for Nova Scotia Power.

"We cannot stress enough how dangerous this kind of activity is," O'Neill said in an email.

"We will be working with authorities to fully investigate the issue."

Nova Scotia Power
Nova Scotia Power

Crews from the utility managed to restore power shortly before noon.

The outage affected a number of communities stretching from Advocate Harbour in the south to Leamington in the north.

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