Power’s out for about 12,000 customers in Stittsville, Munster, Richmond and Kanata on Saturday afternoon due to a broken hydro pole. Hydro Ottawa crews are responding. As of 3:15pm, the estimated restoration time was 7:00pm.
The power outage includes a number of stores and businesses in the area on a busy Saturday afternoon, including the Hazeldean Mall and Tanger Outlets.
It’s not clear what caused the hydro pole to break. From the photo it looks like the pole snapped in two. Sgt. Iain Pidcock of the Ottawa Police says the pole that broke is in a field, and not near vehicle traffic.
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— Stittsville Central (@StittsCentral) March 14, 2015
The broken pole that is the source of the power failure is seen here with the CTC behind. Crews on scene for repair pic.twitter.com/7lSmoyFOl0
— Sgt. Iain Pidcock (@SgtIainPidcock) March 14, 2015
Power outage at Tanger Outlet mall in Kanata. Gridlock in parking lot. #otttraffic
— la petite pigeon (@lapetitepigeon) March 14, 2015
Working with @HydroOne to repair broken pole near 417 / Huntmar. Switching as many as possible to neighbouring circuits during repairs
— Hydro Ottawa (@hydroottawa) March 14, 2015
— Tanya Ivy (@TanyaIvy) March 14, 2015
Stittsville power outage map pic.twitter.com/cPaOc4U7QU
— Coreen Tyers (@therealneeroc) March 14, 2015
The Museum is temporarily closed due to an unforeseen power outage. If power isn't restored by 4:00 today we will reopen at 1:00 tomorrow.
— Goulbourn Museum (@GoulbournMuseum) March 14, 2015
BEAVERBROOK & STITTSVILLE: branches closed due to a power outage / succursales fermées en raison d'une panne d'électricité
— OttPubLib/BibPubOtt (@opl_bpo) March 14, 2015
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