Update: Massive power outage just hit Hamilton
Published April 17, 2023 at 5:37 pm
Roughly 2,000 Hamilton homes and businesses were without power right at dinner time, thanks to a traffic incident.
Hydro provider Alectra said a “traffic event” occurred just after 5 p.m. last night (April 17) cutting power to three areas of the city.
The first hit rough 582 customers around Queensdale Avenue to Ninth Avenue from East 38th Street to Upper Ottawa Street
The second area, Mountain Brow Boulevard to Broker Drive from Upper Ottawa Street to Mountain Brow Boulevard, is home to 593 customers.
Finally, the third area, from Queensdale Avenue to Lincoln M. Alexander Parkway from Upper Kenilworth Avenue to Upper Sherman Avenue hosts the lion’s share of residents with 1,421 customers in the dark.
Alectra repair teams have already been dispatched to the affected areas to make repairs. However, they are expected to take some time. The power company expects the lights to come back on around 9 p.m.
Update: On Tuesday (April 18) morning, 278 customers in the Upper Gage to Upper Kenilworth Avenue and Queensdale Avenue to Ninth Avenue were without power. The expected restoration time was 8 a.m.
The cause of the outage was a heavy vehicle accident that snapped multiple poles.
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