Power outage reported in Burlington

Published January 31, 2022 at 11:05 pm

More than 200 customers of Burlington Hydro were without electricity for a few hours on Monday evening — and it was expected to last past midnight for a few.

A tweet from the utility sent around 5 p.m. said the power outage was in the Fairview/Appleby area, near the area of Robert Bateman High School. The source of the outage was a defective switching cubicle that needed to be replaced. That work posed a challenge that resulted in a longer outage for some customers.

“Because of the complexity of repair in replacing a switching cubicle the current outage will extend into the early hours for some customers,” said a tweet posted at 9:41 p.m.

Officially, 204 customers were in the dark. As of 8:10 p.m., 121 customers’ power was restored, while another 83 had an expected time of resumption (ETR) of 9:45 p.m.

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