Blown transformer shuts down power to Hamilton neighbourhood


Published September 5, 2022 at 12:32 pm

Images sourced from video recorded by Chad Chabot.

A large number of customers in the Crown Point East and West neighbourhoods of Hamilton are without power this afternoon (Sept. 5) after a transformer blew in the area.

Reports say a loud crash was heard before residents on Ottawa St. N. just north of Dunsmore started to notice a slight burning smell.

Alectra Utilities specifies that the outage is affecting 510 customers in the area of Barton St. E. and Main St. E. and between Gage Ave. S and Kenilworth Ave. N.

Hamilton Police as well as the Hamilton Fire Department were on scene before Alectra crews arrived.


The current estimated time for power restoration is 8 p.m. this evening (Sept 5).

For more information and for continual updates about the power outage, visit Alectra Utilities’ website here.

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