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Power Outage Affected Half the City

LOCAL2 Staff for local2 sault ste. marie
October 9th, 2012 at 11:46am | Last Updated at 12:51pm



POWER OUTAGE THUMBA large-scale power outage affected large areas of the city this morning, beginning at 11:18am, with power being restored just before noon.

The PUC confirmed that half their customers -- 16,141 -- were without power for 38 minutes this morning.

The cause of the outage was a failed high voltage switch at a transformer station.

The outage caused severe traffic backups on Great Northern Road.

Power was restored to all areas at 11:56am.

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