N.B. Power: remote transmission pole makes restoring power to Restigouche are a challenge

NB Power is reporting thousands of electricity outages, mostly in the northern part of the province.

More than 6,600 customers in the Restigouche area are in the dark with another 500 or so in the southern part of the province.

NB Power's Marc Belliveau says the outage affecting the Campbellton, Dalhousie, and Glencoe areas will continue into the evening.

He says crews have located a broken transmission pole in an isolated area which will require off road equipment.

Belliveau says the repair is expected to be challenging and that it's impossible to switch affected customers to other lines due to its location in the transmission system.