Hundreds of Nepean homes, thousands more in eastern Ontario hit by power outages

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Ottawa/CMEDIA: Power outage caused by a “loss of supply” from the provincial grid affecting hundreds of households in Nepean and thousands more in eastern Ontario on Saturday with officials saying it isn’t expected to be restored until the evening.

The update followed a tweet from the utility provider just after 1 p.m. that said it was “performing emergency switching” to turn the lights back on for some customers, while waiting for provincial supply to resume.

Throughout the afternoon the size of the Hydro Ottawa outage has continued to shrink.

It was said by Hydro Ottawa that subject to its restoration efforts, power is expected to be restored to remaining customers by 6 p.m..

6,564 customers without power in Kemptville, Ont., and another 2,399 in the rural Ottawa community of Greely were shown in Hydro One’s outage map, with smaller outages scattered across the region.

It is expected that power to those customers would be restored by Saturday afternoon.

Hydro Power’s notice on its website says following high winds that moved across the province crews are working to restore power and also pointing to damage including downed power lines, fallen trees, and large branches.

Saturday’s outage comes in the wake of Ottawa’s recovery from the deadly derecho storm that hit the area on May 21, which had caused widespread destruction and left some people without power for more than a week.

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