After the latest storm brought heavy rain, snow and ice to several areas of Newfoundland, there has been a lot of cleaning up to do.
Thick ice coated communities on the Bonavista and Avalon Peninsulas, snapping powerlines and bring down hundreds of hydro poles. At the peak of the storm, up to 7,000 people had no electricity.
Today marked the fifth day where several residents were still waiting for the lights to come back on. The long wait forced some people to stay at a Red Cross Shelter just to stay warm. There has also been a steady demand hot beverages and bottled water.
But after days of trying to keep warm, there is finally some light at the end of the tunnel.
All but a few of Newfoundland Power customers in the Bonvista area are now back online.Residents in the Grates Cove area though will have to wait a little bit longer. The area isn't expected to have full service back until tomorrow. The damage there was so extensive that it will take a bit more time to have everything back up and running.
Around 250 power lines and transmission structures were damaged by the ice storm that blasted the region on Friday.
The weather on Monday however, was much more cooperative and certainly had a hand in the clean up. Mild temperatures and sunny skies helped to melt the ice off lines, making the work for power crews a lot easier.
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