'Hydro One issue' causes widespread power outage in Sarnia

The power has been largely restored by Thursday afternoon.

The outage affected as many as 14,000 customers at one point

Bluewater Power says it was a Hydro One issue that caused the power outage on Thursday. (Submitted by Manitoba Hydro)

Widespread power outages in Sarnia affected tens of thousands of people on Thursday.

Bluewater Power tweeted that it was a "Hydro One issue" causing the outages.

"We are working on doing some switching from our active stations to restore more customers," the tweet reads.

By around 2:15 p.m., the power was largely restored for people.

At one point, as many as 14,000 customers were affected.

There were also outages reported on Wednesday which affected thousands of customers as well, attributed to a "loss of supply."

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