Power outages surrounding Ottawa could last until Christmas Day
Wind storm knocked out power across Ontario and in Ottawa
High winds on Christmas Eve knocked out power for more than 20,000 Hydro One customers in communities west, east and south of Ottawa — and it might not be restored for some until Christmas Day.
By 8 p.m. power had been restored to three quarters of those customers, leaving about 5,000 customers in communities surrounding Ottawa without power.
Hydro One said that 97,000 customers in eastern, central and northern Ontario lost power due to the windstorm on Christmas Eve.
Hydro One is updating a map with estimates on the number of customers affected and anticipated time of restoration. Find the latest information here.
At 7 p.m., Hydro-Québec was still working to restore power to more than 10,000 customers in West Quebec. Find the latest information here.
This morning, 20,000 Hydro Ottawa customers in the west and south ends — Bayshore, Barrhaven, Kanata, Richmond — were without power, including Bayshore Shopping Centre and the Cineplex theatres on Carling Avenue. By 5 p.m., there were no reported outages on the Hydro Ottawa map.
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