Finland: Snowstorm Causes Massive Power Outage

Finland – Snowstorm causes massive power outage (Ice Age Now, Nov 7, 2014):

More than 40,000 customers lost power in Pietarsaari, Uusikaarlepyy, Vöyri, Oravais and Kruunupyy areas on Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, a temperature reading of minus 25 degrees Celsius was recorded at Kevojärvi in Utsijoki following a cold wave on Tuesday night.

In Kainuu since Tuesday night, snow accumulated to more than 20 cm (8 inches) in some places.

Road conditions were hampered in some places in northern Ostrobothnia. Some trains in Vaasa were to be replaced by buses. Delays in Vaasa were also expected to last for half an hour to an hour.

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