PEI

Many in Charlottetown spend night without electricity

Maritime Electric restored power Wednesday morning to thousands who were without it for much of the night.

Power outages started around 6 p.m.

The outage mainly affected the areas around Charlottetown and Stratford. (Maritime Electric)

Maritime Electric restored power Wednesday morning to thousands who were without it for much of the night.

The outages started about 6 p.m. Tuesday in the East Royalty neighbourhood of Charlottetown, and at peak there were 5,500 without electricity.

At 9:21 p.m. there were still more 3,500 Maritime Electric customers without power in central P.E.I., according to the utility's online outage map.

Maritime Electric has not yet released a cause for the outage.

Charlottetown police said they had reports of one transformer explosion and a vehicle collision at the intersection of the bypass and St. Peters Road, where traffic lights were impacted by the outage.

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