News release

Ice Build-up in Cumberland County

Cumberland County is under heavy ice build-up conditions, which is causing strain on power and telephone lines. Electricity, telephone and Internet services have been disrupted.

The Emergency Management Office of Nova Scotia and Cumberland County Regional Emergency Management are asking residents in impacted areas to use caution.

Nova Scotia Power crews expect to have power restored by 5 p.m. Priority is being given to critical infrastructure, seniors homes and transmitter locations for local radio broadcasters.

A power outage at the Oxford water supply has caused concerns with water shortages, and citizens are urged to conserve water.

Should you encounter a life-threatening situation, call 911. For other assistance, call your local police or fire department.

Some fire halls in affected areas may open comfort centres to assist residents in need. Residents are asked to phone ahead if possible.


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Cumberland County is under heavy ice build-up conditions,

which is causing strain on power and telephone lines.

Electricity, telephone and Internet services have been disrupted.

Nova Scotia Power crews expect to have power restored by

5 p.m. Priority is being given to critical infrastructure,

seniors homes and transmitter locations for local radio

broadcasters.

A power outage at the Oxford water supply has caused

concerns with water shortages, and citizens are asked to

conserve water.

Some fire halls in affected areas may open comfort centres

to assist residents in need. Residents are asked to phone ahead

if possible.

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Media Contacts:

Jim Hannon
Cumberland Regional Emergency Management 902-694-4228
David Rodenhiser
Emergency Management Office 902-424-0284 Cell: 902-220-7956 E-mail: