Lightning downs Mississauga power lines, causing outage

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Published September 7, 2021 at 11:30 pm

Police in Mississauga are advising motorists to avoid an area where a fire started after a tree that was struck by lightning fell on to hydro lines.

The Peel Regional Police say they were contacted at 7:09 p.m. on Tuesday (Sept. 7) about a fire in the area of The Credit Woodlands and Burnhamthorpe Road West. No injuries were reported. Alectra Utilties says that some 335 homes and businesses were still without power as of 11:30 p.m., and it would not be restored until 4 a.m. on Wednesday morning.

Any intersections where the traffic signals are not working due to a power outage must be treated as an all-way stop.

Progress with restoring power can be tracked at outagemap.enersource.com/outagemap or on the @AlectraNews Twitter account.

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