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BELCO: Power Restored & Planned Outages

BELCO: Power Restored & Planned Outages

As of this morning [Jan 31] all customers have had power restored, BELCO confirmed, with the company adding that a result of damage to some infrastructure from the storm, they will “conduct two planned emergency outages” in the east end tomorrow [Feb 1]. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited [BELCO] today provided... Read more of this article

BELCO: ‘All Mainline Customers Are Back Online’

BELCO: ‘All Mainline Customers Are Back Online’

[Updated] As of 2pm today [Jan 30] approximately 90 customers remain without power due to the winter storm, BELCO has confirmed. “BELCO crews are focusing on restoring branch lines as well as smaller outages. Areas of focus include St. George’s and Southampton with crews working from 8 am to midnight until all customers are restored,”... Read more of this article

Live Updates & Videos: Winter Storm, High Winds

Live Updates & Videos: Winter Storm, High Winds

[Updated] The island experienced high winds on Thursday [Jan 28] resulting in the Bermuda Weather Service [BWS] issuing a Storm Warning valid for Thursday, and the high winds resulting in approximately 3600 customers losing power. Hopefully the weather passes without much impact and we do not have many formative updates, however we have set up a live... Read more of this article

Video: Minister Renee Ming Press Conference

Video: Minister Renee Ming Press Conference

[Updated] Minister of National Security Renee Ming is holding a press conference this afternoon [Jan 29] to provide a post storm briefing. We will have additional coverage later on and in the meantime the live video is below, and you can view our live updates here. Update: The live broadcast has concluded and the 11-minute replay is belowUpdate 4.05pm:... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Winter Storm Affects Island

Photos & Videos: Winter Storm Affects Island

The island experienced high winds yesterday [Jan 28] resulting in the Bermuda Weather Service [BWS] issuing a Storm Warning valid for Thursday, and thousands of people losing power. A look at the weather conditions before and after the winter storm is below, and for full coverage, you can view our live updates here. 3pm | Weather In Spanish Point |... Read more of this article

BWS Forecast: Low Near 10°C/50°F Tonight

BWS Forecast: Low Near 10°C/50°F Tonight

Prepare your heaters and blankets, as according to the Bermuda Weather Service [BWS] this evening [Jan 29] could be quite cold — by Bermuda standards — with the BWS forecast predicting a low near 10°C/50°F. “Frequent showers will quickly move through our area but most notably will be the dramatic temperature plunge, reaching near... Read more of this article

Sandcastle ‘Thank You’ To BELCO Workers

Sandcastle ‘Thank You’ To BELCO Workers

BELCO received a ‘Bermuda style’ thank you from the Bermuda Sandcastle Competition organisers following yesterday’s [Jan 28] winter storm, as the organisers posted a photo on social media in order to show appreciation for the crews, who have been working hard to restore power. The Bermuda Sandcastle Competition posted the image below... Read more of this article

BELCO Restoring Power After Winter Storm

BELCO Restoring Power After Winter Storm

As of 8:00am this morning [Jan 29] there were approximately 3,600 customers without power, BELCO has confirmed. BELCO Director of Communications and Culture Krista Barnes provided an update on outages as a result of the winter storm, saying: “BELCO crews continue to work to restore power across Bermuda following damage caused by the winter storm.... Read more of this article

Consultation Meeting Postponed Due To Storm

Consultation Meeting Postponed Due To Storm

The Ministry of Education has postponed tonight’s public consultation meeting on the proposals for parish primary schools “due to the winter storm and increased winds anticipated later today and this evening.” A Government spokesperson said, “The meeting was to be held online, and simulcast on Facebook Live, CITV and YouTube from 6:00... Read more of this article

HSBC Branch Network To Close Early On Thurs

HSBC Branch Network To Close Early On Thurs

HSBC Bank Bermuda‘s branch network will close early on Thursday [Jan 28] due to the expected weather conditions. A spokesperson said, “As a precautionary measure due to the impending inclement weather, HSBC Bermuda’s branch network will close early on Thursday, January 28th, 2021 at 2:00 pm. and resume normal operations on Friday, January... Read more of this article

Clarien To Close Early On Thurs Due To Storm

Clarien To Close Early On Thurs Due To Storm

With severe weather expected to hit the island tomorrow [Thursday, January 28], Clarien Bank has announced it will close its Main Branch location on Reid Street, Hamilton at 2pm. A bank spokesperson said: “The safety and wellbeing of staff and clients is always our top priority. With a winter storm approaching the Island, we have decided to close... Read more of this article

BA Flight With Vaccines Delayed By 24 Hours

BA Flight With Vaccines Delayed By 24 Hours

The British Airways flight — which is scheduled to be carrying 19,500 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine – will be delayed by 24 hours due to the expected high winds tomorrow. In an online post, Skyport said, “Please note that due to the weather forecast for tomorrow, the British Airways flight due to arrive tomorrow evening, January 28... Read more of this article

Butterfield Bank Adjust Hours Due To Storm

Butterfield Bank Adjust Hours Due To Storm

The Bank of Butterfield announced that it will close its offices at 3pm tomorrow [Jan 28] due to the expected winter storm. A spokesperson said, “The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited today announced that, due to the approach of a strong winter storm — which is forecast to affect the island with gale and storm force winds, high surf and... Read more of this article