Hydro Ottawa reports a major power outage in Nepean. Hydro One also reports significant outages in western and southern Hydro Ottawa territory.
The utility said just after 12:45 p.m. that 27,000 customers were without electricity in an area bordered by the 416 to the west, the Ottawa River to the north, West Hunt Club Road to the south and Merivale Road to the west.
Hydro Ottawa says a loss of supply from the provincial grid is the cause of the outage.
“We are working with Hydro One to ensure power is restored as quickly and safely as possible,” Hydro Ottawa said in a tweet.
The estimated time of recovery is 6:30 PM for most customers, but some estimates are as low as 4:30 AM on Sunday.
Hydro Ottawa said crews were conducting emergency shutdowns to power as many people as possible while the utility waits for the provincial supply to return. By 1:20 p.m., about 12,000 customers had their power supplies.
THOUSANDS IN EASTERN Ontario
Hydro One reported that thousands of customers in western and southern Hydro Ottawa were without power. The cause of the malfunctions is unknown.
More than 5,000 customers in rural western Ottawa were out of power, but most were quickly restored. More than 6,600 in Arnprior were outaged, but the outage was over by 1:45 pm
In Greely too, more than 2,300 customers are without power. Their estimated time of restoration is 3 p.m.