Update: Stretch of QEW in Mississauga still closed after power outage
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.
All power has been restored in #Mississauga, however crews remain on site to ensure the Cawthra Rd and QEW area is safe and secure. A crane has been brought in to help remove the broken poles. According to @PeelPolice all road closures are expected to remain in place overnight.
— Alectra (@alectranews) September 30, 2021
Alectra initially gave an 11 p.m. timeline for having all power restored.
Road closure: #QEW closed between Dixie Rd and Cawthra Rd due to an incident adjacent to the QEW. Unknown time line for reopening due to dangerous low hanging power lines. @PeelPolice investigating. https://t.co/wCuZKlLCXY
— OPP Highway Safety Division (@OPP_HSD) September 29, 2021
The QEW is closed due to a traffic incident this afternoon in #Mississauga that resulted in downed wires. Alectra Utilities’ crews and @PeelPolice are on scene to clear the area. Please keep a safe distance away. We appreciate your patience. #staysafe #outage
— Alectra (@alectranews) September 29, 2021
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