Oxford under boil water advisory
Residents urged to boil water following power outage at chlorinator OXFORD, N.S.
– Oxford is issuing a boil water order for its water utility customers.
All customers are to boil any water for at least one minute for any water to be used for drinking, ice cubes, washing food, brushing teeth or any other activity requiring human or domestic animal consumption until advised further.
This is due to the lack of power to the chlorination plant in Little River.
Once the plant is back in operation, notice will issued as to when the boil order will be removed.
Power is still out at various locations across Cumberland County.
At the peak of Saturday night’s windstorm, more than 8,000 Nova Scotia Power customers were without power.
The peak gust recorded overnight at Nappan was 102 km/h.
The wind knocked down trees and branches and tore shingles off numerous roofs.
The storm also closed the Trans-Canada Highway across the Tantramar Marsh between Aulac and Sackville, N.B.