Nova Scotia Power conducting work in Port Hawkesbury

PORT HAWKESBURY: Nova Scotia Power said it is investing more than $850,000 on improving service reliability for residents and businesses in Port Hawkesbury over the next two months.

The work – beginning tomorrow (February 6) – involves replacing 32 power poles and upgrading equipment along Reeves Street. Once completed, these upgrades will strengthen the overall electrical system and help reduce the risk of unplanned outages in the area.

“Every year, Nova Scotia Power invests approximately $100 million in service reliability projects in communities across our province, including equipment upgrades and trimming back trees from power lines,” said Paul Casey, vice president of transmission, distribution and delivery for Nova Scotia Power. “The work we are doing in Port Hawkesbury is a priority project for 2019, and will benefit not only customers along Reeves Street but the town as a whole.”

Sections of Reeves Street will be reduced by a one lane of traffic Monday through Thursday each week from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to allow crews to safely complete the work. Traffic control personnel will be on-site to safely guide motorists around the work site and minimize traffic disruptions. Motorists are reminded to stay attentive and keep their eyes on the road during this work to ensure their own safety and the wellbeing of others travelling in the area.

Brief outages to individual customers may be required occasionally to safely complete this work. In those cases, customers will be notified in advance of any outages.