Power is restored for many NB Power customers

More than 5,100 NB Power customers were affected by power outages Sunday afternoon.

The power outages stood at 4,000 Sunday morning and rose to over 5,000 by early afternoon, but that number fell to 1,643 customers in the evening.

The largest number of people affected were in the Chaleur region, where there were just over 1,600 customers without power in Bathurst and North Tetagouche at any given time. Power in the region has since returned.

There were also more than 1,200 customers without power in the central region of the province at the height of the blackouts, compared to more than 800 earlier in the morning. This region includes York County, including Fredericton and New Maryland, and Sunbury County, which includes Oromocto and Fredericton Junction.

Power in this region is restored with the exception of 112 customers. The current outages are expected to be resolved around 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., according to NB Power.

Blackouts are also ongoing in Charlotte County, near the Maine border, where more than 300 are still without power, mostly in Utopia. More than 1,000 customers were without power at the height of the blackouts.

Kings County, which includes Quispamsis and Rothesay, and Queens County, which includes Minto, are also affected, with more than 300 still without power. Nearly 1,000 were without power at the height of the blackouts.

The map of the area affected by the power outages at 12:20 p.m. Sunday. (NB Power)

There are no more weather warnings in effect for the province, according to Environment Canada. There were freezing rain and rain warnings for most of the province on Saturday.

These warnings remained in effect until shortly after 6 a.m. this morning in Fundy National Park, Sussex, Saint John, Chipman, Quispamsis, in the southwest of the province, including Grand Manan and Saint Andrews.

The warnings that were in effect for the northern part of the province, including Campbellton and Charlo, ended shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday.