Electricity returns to thousands of customers in Ottawa after an afternoon outage

Electricity has been restored to most homes and businesses in Nepean and eastern Ontario after a major outage on Saturday afternoon.

Hydro Ottawa reported that 27,000 customers were without electricity at 12:45 pm in an area bounded by 416 to the west, the Ottawa River to the north, West Hunt Club Road to the south and Merivale Road to the west.

The company said a loss of supply to the provincial network was to blame for the outage.

“We are working with Hydro One to ensure that energy is restored as quickly and safely as possible,” Hydro Ottawa said in a tweet, adding that crews were making emergency changes to restore power while he was waiting for the provincial supply to return.

Electricity was restored to most customers at 5 p.m., according to Hydro Ottawa’s cut-off map. Hydro Ottawa said some customers may run out of electricity in the far west until later tonight.

SIZE: We are experiencing disruptions such as Bay, Knoxdale-Merivale, College, Kitchissippi, wards. Cause: Loss of supply from the provincial network. We are working with Hydro One to ensure that energy is restored as quickly and safely as possible. For updates: https://t.co/SxeO4Dn7VM

– Hydro Ottawa (@hydroottawa) June 18, 2022

ASSESSMENT UPDATE: Teams will make emergency changes to restore power to affected Hydro Ottawa customers while we wait for our supply to return. For updates: https://t.co/IQ0q5LRNyx

– Hydro Ottawa (@hydroottawa) June 18, 2022


Hydro One reported thousands of customers in the west and south of Hydro Ottawa territory without electricity. The cause of the interruptions is unknown.

More than 5,000 customers in rural western Ottawa had lost electricity, but most had quickly restored it. More than 6,600 people in Arnprior lost electricity, but the blackout ended at 1:45 p.m.

More than 2,300 Greely customers are also without electricity. Its estimated time of restoration is at 3 p.m.

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