Thousands still without power in Nova Scotia after heavy snowfall
A felled tree is seen in front of a home in the north end of Halifax following a winter storm in Halifax on Saturday, January 30, 2016. (Darren Calabrese / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Canadian Press
Published Sunday, January 31, 2016 12:40PM EST
Last Updated Sunday, January 31, 2016 5:37PM EST
HALIFAX - Roughly 13,000 Nova Scotia Power customers were still without power Sunday morning after a storm ripped through the region Friday.
The utility said some people would have to wait until late Sunday evening for their lights to come back on.
Utility spokeswoman Bev Ware said at one point over the weekend, 67,000 customers were without power.
Nova Scotia Power said crews were grappling with heavy, wet snow that was built up on tree branches, causing them to droop over power lines.
The Cape Breton Regional Municipality had opened several warming centres across the island equipped with hot beverages and outlets for charges devices.