Hundreds without power has high winds rip across Chaleur Region

Hundreds of people are without power as strong winds rip across the Chaleur Region.

The outage affects 273 NB Power customers, mostly in the Middle River and Saint Anne areas.

NB Power's Marc Belliveau says the local outage happened when a tree snapped and fell on a power line.

Belliveau says the utility hopes to have customers reconnected by approximately 9am.

In the Restigouche region there are 14 customers without power.