Power Outage News in Canada

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Ottawa Power Outages
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Ottawa Power Outages

Power was back on for hundreds of customers in downtown Ottawa following a massive power outage. Hydro Ottawa reported several areas without power on and around Somerset Street, as well as in the south end of the Golden Triangle and at the Rideau Centre mall. A tweet from Hydro Ottawa says the outage was caused by animal contact.
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Truck hits a power line and causes a power outage
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Truck hits a power line and causes a power outage

A transformer was damaged when a transport trailer crashed into a power line on private property near Parkdale Avenue and Windsor Drive in north Brockville. The crash caused a power outage in the area, city police said. Hydro crews and the Brockville Fire Department responded to the scene. A portion of the road was closed while repairs were made.
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Driver causes power outage
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Driver causes power outage

A vehicle struck and downed Hydro One power lines in the vicinity of the intersection of Triple Bay Road and Highway 12, Tay Township, causing a power outage. Attending officers were forced to close Highway 12 in both directions at that location, including Rumney Road due to safety concerns of the downed high voltage power lines on the roadway. A couple of hours later, crews restored service.
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 A tree caused a large southeast N.B. power outage
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A tree caused a large southeast N.B. power outage

A massive power outage in southeastern New Brunswick was caused by a tree that was cut, N.B. Power says. It affected two transmission lines, and more than 50,000 customers lost power for several hours. Transmission lines feed smaller distribution networks. Couture compared it to a highway and street network.

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Thousands in hit with power outages
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Thousands in hit with power outages

A severe thunderstorm swept through much of southern Ontario, knocking out power to thousands of hydro customers. At its peak, Hydro One’s outage map showed nearly 40,000 customers without power. That number fell dramatically overnight, with more than 5,200 customers affected by outages. The statements said the thunderstorms brought torrential rain, damaging wind gusts and strong hail.
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Power restoration to Jasper, Alta.
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Power restoration to Jasper, Alta.

Jasper’s Chetamon Mountain wildfire continues to spread, setting some power poles alight and briefly shutting down power to the town site.
The entire town again briefly lost power Wednesday evening. Early Thursday morning it had been restored to more than 60 per cent of Jasper before experiencing another outage around 9:45 a.m.
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Jasper area wildfire sets transmission poles ablaze, town hit with power outage
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Jasper area wildfire sets transmission poles ablaze, town hit with power outage

Jasper residents were without power after Jasper’s Chetamon Mountain wildfirespread, setting some power poles alight and briefly shutting down power to the townsite. The fire burning across more than 1,500 hectares,
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Cambridge affected by a power outage after a truck hit a power pole
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Cambridge affected by a power outage after a truck hit a power pole

Nearly 200 homes were affected by a power outage after a truck ran over a power pole on the north side of the 401. According to Waterloo Regional Police, a dump truck struck a utility pole and overturned. One hundred eighty-six customers lost power as a result of the incident, according to Energy Plus.
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Thousands lose power in widespread Sonoma County outage
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Thousands lose power in widespread Sonoma County outage

A transmission line failure caused a power outage for the entire city of Healdsburg, plus about 6,000 other Pacific Gas & Electric Co. customers in northern Sonoma County, officials said. Later, PG&E restored power for almost everyone involved, except about 275 of its customers in Geyserville, according to utility spokesperson Deanna Contreras. The transmission line failure was the result of damaged PG&E equipment in Cloverdale, according to Contreras. The cause of the damage was under investigation.
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People without power following outage in downtown Victoria
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People without power following outage in downtown Victoria

A power outage in downtown Victoria has left more than 1,800 people in the dark, according to BC Hydro. Crews were assigned and en route to get the power restored. Service was later restored.
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Power outage leaves thousands without electricity
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Power outage leaves thousands without electricity

About 5,000 homes and businesses in Brampton were affected by a power outage. According to Alectra Utilities, 4,654 homes and businesses were without electricity because of the outage around Vodden Street and Main Street in Brampton. Service was later restored.
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Forced to close doors during power outage
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Forced to close doors during power outage

Retailers in Toronto’s downtown core had to close for business as a power outage affected security and payment systems throughout the financial district. Shoppers Drug Mart and Tim Hortons locations on King Street East had signs on their doors saying they were closed due to the outage.

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Accident near Union Road cuts power to thousands customers
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Accident near Union Road cuts power to thousands customers

A motor vehicle accident on Route 22 at Union Road caused a power outage. The outage was affecting Montague, Belfast, Eldon, Murray River, Victoria Cross, Point Prim and surrounding areas, according to a tweet from Maritime Electric at 5:21 p.m. Crews were on site of the accident and worked to restore power. Service was restabilized a couple of hours later. More than 6,300 customers were without power.

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Tornado damages homes  and leaves hundreds without power
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Tornado damages homes and leaves hundreds without power

Hydro-Québec says a power outage in the area started after a tornado hit in Laurentians. According to the company's website, most clients should have power back in two to three days. Environment Canada confirmed a tornado uprooted trees and damaged homes in Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard and Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts. No injuries are being reported.
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Major outage possibly caused by barge hitting power line
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Major outage possibly caused by barge hitting power line

The lights were back on in downtown Toronto after a Hydro One outage took out power for thousands of customers.
Hydro One spokesperson Tiziana Baccega Rosa told CBC that the outage was caused by a barge carrying an erect crane that came into contact with a high voltage line in the Port Lands.
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Over 4,000 homes and businesses affected by power outage in Mississauga
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Over 4,000 homes and businesses affected by power outage in Mississauga

A power outage in Mississauga affected roads toward the Credit Valley Hospital. Alectra Utilities said that about 4,142 customers were impacted by the outage. Emergency crews were dispatched to the area. However, power was restored a couple of hours later.
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Power outage in Grey County and Muskoka, schools affected
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Power outage in Grey County and Muskoka, schools affected

The power outage affected over 3,500 Hydro One customers in the Bracebridge and Gravenhurst areas. The Trillium Lakelands District School Board issued a special message advising students who were not in school to stay home. More than 5,000 Gray County customers were also starting their day in the dark. Areas affected by the outage include Hanover and West Gray.

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Storm causes power outage
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Storm causes power outage

A storm that came through the capital left power outages to several people in Ottawa's west end.
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More than 13,000 customers without power
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More than 13,000 customers without power

Several power outages in southern Manitoba, caused more than 13,000 customers to lose power. It notes that these outages are likely due to storm conditions. Crews across the province were working as quickly and safely as possible to restore the power.
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Power outages in parts of Aurora
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Power outages in parts of Aurora

Parts of Aurora and Newmarket continue to deal with power outages due to the storm that swept through the area on Saturday. One to 100 customers are without power, according to the Alectra Utilities website.
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Power out in parts of eastern Ontario
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Power out in parts of eastern Ontario

High winds rolled through the region, knocking out power to tens of thousands. Hydro One says some customers in the 'hardest hit' parts of eastern Ontario may not get their power back until Sunday, after powerful winds rolled through the region. A Hydro One spokesperson told CBC News in an interview Sunday morning that approximately 260 customers were without power across the Ottawa region
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Over 3,000  customers without power
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Over 3,000 customers without power

A power outage in the Red Bluff area left 2,525 customers without power. A power pole caught fire off of Gilmore Road could be the outage cause.
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Power outage impacted 4.5k customers
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Power outage impacted 4.5k customers

A power outage in South Lake Tahoe impacted 4,520 Liberty Utilities customers. Service was restored in Michael Drive and South Shore Drive a couple of hours later. PG&E's officials say the cause for these outages is weather-related.
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 Power outages in Twain Harte
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Power outages in Twain Harte

Thousands of PG&E customers were starting the New Year with no electricity. Some were heading into a sixth day without lights and the company is expecting some customers will not have power through Tuesday or possibly later next week.
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 3,500 homes and businesses affected by power outage in St Catharines
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3,500 homes and businesses affected by power outage in St Catharines

In St. Catharines, more than 3,500 homes and businesses were affected by the power outages, and Alectra Utilities workers were sent to the affected areas.