Power outage affects large area of Dundas, Stormont and Russell counties

Hydro One's outage map. ©Google

EASTERN ONTARIO — Power began to be restored in large area of Dundas, Stormont and Russell counties this morning after going out around 7:45 a.m.

The electricity flicked back on in Chesterville approximately half an hour later, although the Hydro One outage map still shows a large area without power from Lunenburg in the south, to beyond Casselman and Limoges at the affected region’s north end. Over 12,500 customers lost power, with Hydro One predicting a return to full service at 10:45 a.m.

“The cause of the outage was due to third-party equipment,” said Hydro One spokesperson Alicia Sayers. “We appreciate our customers’ patience as our crews restored power to the area.”

Sayers added later that the involved equipment behind the outage “was customer owned” and consequently the provincial utility “cannot provide additional details on what caused the outage or where exactly it occurred.”

“It is equipment that is connected to our grid,” she also confirmed.

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