New Brunswick

Power restored to more than 1,400 NB Power customers in Fredericton

Power has been restored to more than 1,400 NB Power customers in downtown Fredericton Tuesday morning. 

NB Power says the power outages were caused by a mechanical issue

NB Power says the outages were caused by a mechanical issue. (Michael Heenan/CBC)

Power has been restored to more than 1,400 NB Power customers in downtown Fredericton on Tuesday morning. 

Marc Belliveau, a spokesperson for NB Power, said a mechanical issue caused the outage that started around 3 a.m.

"A switch failed, causing a short and needed to be replaced," he said in an email to CBC News.

Crews were able to restore the outages before 8:30 a.m.

Residents living in the area bounded by Smythe, York, Aberdeen and Queen streets were affected by the outage.