Christmas lights in parks, Water Street to be shut off tonight
The City of St. John's will shut down all decorative lighting in Bowring Park and Bannerman Park, and at City Hall and the Promenade on Water Street West in support of Newfoundland Power's call for energy conservation, the city said today in a news release.
Christmas lights at Bowring Park. — Telegram file photo
The lights were full ablaze Thursday night and, according to the city, that’s because the lights in these areas require an electrician to disconnect them.
The city said that given the late notice by Newfoundland Power of the rolling blackouts Thursday, the work was not able to be completed Thursday night, but will be completed by city electrical staff today.
The city also has curtailment agreements with Newfoundland Power and all water and wastewater treatment plants are currently running on generators to help ease the load on the province's electrical grid.
Staff has also been asked to shut down all electrical devices and any lighting not required for security purposes at the end of the workday.