Power outages for thousands across Newfoundland as Holyrood unit trips
Electricity back on within minutes
Thousands of Newfoundland Power customers saw their power go out Friday morning after a Holyrood unit went offline.
Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro blamed the problem on a "trip" and got power back on to all customers within minutes.
Unit at Holyrood just experienced a trip. Outages for some customers. Plenty of reserve available. All customers will be back shortly.—@NLHydro
A map of outages at Newfoundland Power's web site showed a wide swath of outages across the island.
There is no word on the exact cause of the brief outage.