Nova Scotia

Electrical trouble plagues 1801 Hollis for 2nd day

Tenants of one of the largest office towers in Downtown Halifax are scrambling to do business as a ongoing power outage is well into its second day.

One of Halifax's largest office towers has been in the dark since Thursday

Tenants in the building say there was construction happening in the basement and something happened to compromise the building’s entire electrical system. (Jack Julian/CBC)

Tenants of one of the largest office towers in Downtown Halifax are scrambling to do business as a ongoing power outage is well into its second day.

The 22-storey 1801 Hollis building has been without power since early Thursday morning.

The company that runs the building, CREIT, says the lights are out because of an electrical component failure. No one was injured. But the company says the lights won't be back on until Saturday.

The building is home to a number of business clients, including HSBC bank, Lasik MD, and offices of the federal courts.

Tenants say they’re struggling to limp along, trying to continue business as usual without access to their files and computer systems.

Business is expected to proceed as usual on Monday.

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