Nfld. & Labrador

Power outages for thousands across Newfoundland as Holyrood unit trips

Thousands of Newfoundland Power customers saw their power go out Friday morning after a Holyrood unit went offline.

Electricity back on within minutes

Thousands of Newfoundland Power customers saw their power briefly go out Friday morning. Power was restored quickly. (CBC)

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.

A map of outages at Newfoundland Power's web site showed a wide swath of outages across the island.

A map of the outages across Newfoundland on Friday morning. (Newfoundland Power)

There is no word on the exact cause of the brief outage.

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