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UPDATE Dec 28: Full power restored to Prince Edward County.

UPDATE Dec 27:  Sporadic power outages continue in Prince Edward County affecting about 20 customers each in Waupoos, Picton, West Lake, East Lake and Carrying Place. Hydro One is on scene. Restoration expected at 2 p.m. Dec. 27 for most of these outages.

Internet services for some residents will remain lost until the ice has melted from their hardware.

UPDATE: Hydro One had power restored to most of the County by Christmas Eve and the warming centre at the Picton arena closed at 4:30 p.m.
The concern has been that dropping temperatures would cause further outages in areas that had already been restored – such as Wellington, which lost power again on Christmas eve.

MONDAY: About 4,000 residents throughout the County are still in  without power, though Hydro One estimated service to be restored by 4 and 6 pm Christmas eve however some some may be without power over the holiday. Frigid weather is affecting repair and causing more power outages.

As of Monday morning there were 100 linesmen and 70 foresters working in Prince Edward County to restore power.
Prince Edward County Roads Crews are also working around the clock to ensure downed branches are cleared from roadways.
Warming centres are located at:
– Prince Edward Community Centre (Picton Arena – 375 Main St. E)
– Wellington & District Community Centre (Wellington Arena – 111 Belleville St)

The County, in a statement, reminds residents to:
– Stay away from any downed hydro lines and tree branches
– Check in on vulnerable friends, family and neighbours
– Visit a warming centre

Hydro workers from across the province and the United States have been helping Canadian crews throughout the weekend storm, working non-stop to get the power back to the hundreds of thousands of people in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick.

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Dark and stormy in Prince Edward County. David Mercer photo

 

At Picton Cenotaph. Photo by Kathy Cobb.

At Picton Cenotaph. Photo by Kathy Cobb.

Nine Hydro One trucks from Ottawa during the lunch hour Monday, Dec 2 at the Prince Edward Square Plaza in Rossmore.  John Ferguson photo

Nine Hydro One trucks from Ottawa during the lunch hour Monday, Dec 2 at the Prince Edward Square Plaza in Rossmore. John Ferguson photo

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  1. Mark says:

    They do a great job. They are also compensated very, very well while at work and when retired.

  2. Loretta says:

    Kudos to all the hydro crew out there and to the road maintenance crews. Great job. THANK YOU! Happy New Year to all!

  3. wevil says:

    WHAT A GREAT JOB HYDRO AND ROAD CREWS HAVE DONE TO KEEP THINGS MOVING UNDER SUCH ADVERSE CONDITIONS.WORKING OUT THERE IN THAT WEATHER IS PURE HELL.THANYOU TO ALL FOR DOING THEIR BEST WITH WHAT THEY HAVE TO WORK WITH

  4. dave watts says:

    The next time you hear about a hydro one linesperson making one hundred thousand dollars a year, please think about the hours of overtime spent in freezing temperatures in the dark over the holidays (and in all other conditions and times) to safely restore power to our homes and busineses. It’s a tough job. They do it professionally, safely, and get paid well for their work great job ladies and gentlemen!

  5. Mary Attersley says:

    Ditto!! Ditto!! Extra special thanks to the Hydro Crews!! How lucky we really are compared to others in the world!!

  6. Doris Lane says:

    Thank you to all the hydro workers from near and far for all their efforts over the last few days and for all those who volunteered to help out in any way they could.
    This is one of the most difficult jobs that there is
    A thousand thanks

  7. Wolf Braun says:

    Thank you to all the people who have been working on getting hydro restored here in PEC. And the people who have been keeping the roads and sidewalks clear. Much appreciate your efforts in such terrible conditions. 🙂

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