Power restored across Nova Scotia following a nor'easter

Nova Scotia Power (NSP) says more than 67,000 customers have had their electricity restored after the nor'easter that barreled through the region this week.

Stephen Pothier, NSP Storm Lead, says winds were higher than expected, reaching over 100 km/hr in many parts of the province.

He says the majority of outages were caused by high winds knocking trees onto powerlines.

The storm, which moved into western Newfoundland Wednesday, brought a mix of snow, rain, and freezing rain to Nova Scotia, parts of P.E.I., and in southern New Brunswick.

The heaviest snowfall, about 30 centimetres, was recorded in northern New Brunswick.