FILE PHOTO: Maritime Electric lineman at work.
Power has been restored to all but about 20 customers in Prince Edward Island.
Kim Griffin, manager of corporate communications with Maritime Electric, says the majority of outages involve seasonal customers.
“Some of these customers are (for example) cottage areas where people don’t live there . . . but we still count them as an outage,’’ Griffin said Monday afternoon.
“Some of them are hard to reach. Customers have to make their properties accessible and some of them are working on that.’’As of 6 a.m. Monday morning, areas still dealing with outages includes Bayview, Lady Fane, New London, Nine Mile Creek, North Milton, Rocky Point, Spring Brook, St. Patricks.
She said soft, mucky ground and downed trees can make it hard to vehicles to access long cottage lanes.
Snow that fell Thursday night into Friday ended up freezing to power lines and trees, creating havoc for Maritime Electric and its customers. Up to 22,000 customers were without power at one point.
A helicopter was brought in to help spot problem areas and crews from New Brunswick came over on the weekend to help restore power