Update: Stretch of QEW in Mississauga still closed after power outage

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Published September 29, 2021 at 5:51 pm

The lights are on, but you might have to take the long way home.

A stretch of the Queen Elizabeth Way highway in Mississauga, and other roads in the area, remained shut down late on Wednesday night (Sept. 29) in order to allow for work to remove broken hydro poles. The QEW was closed between Cawthra and Dixie roads late in the afternoon after the driver of a truck crashed into a hydro pole on a street near the highway, which cause downed power lines to dip dangerously low to the road’s surface.

About 2,632 businesses and homes lost power in the ensuing outage. There was a full resumption of service by 10:15 p.m., but it will take more time to remove the broken poles from the road area. A crane operator has been called in to help with that.

Alectra initially gave an 11 p.m. timeline for having all power restored.

 

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