There are also widespread blackouts, approximately 1,900, in and around Fredericton and more than 1,200 throughout Restigouche County in northern New Brunswick.
NB Power spokesman Marc Belliveau said the strong gusts were the cause of the outages.
“This time of year, when there are still quite a few leaves on the trees, the gusts of wind make them act like sails, and they will hit our wires and cause blackouts,” Belliveau said in an email to CBC News.
“Our teams are absent and will resolve outages as quickly and safely as possible. ”
He directed customers to the utility’s website for estimated repair times, saying “they will vary depending on the complexity of the repairs.”