UPDATED: Lights Coming Back On After Major Power Outage Across Windsor-Essex
Tuesday September 6th, 2016
Posted at 1:18pm
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Power has been restored to various parts of Essex County, Windsor, Tecumseh, and to most customers across Essex County.
The outage, which affected over 22,000 customers, was caused by a power station issue with Hydro One in Essex County.
At 1:50 pm 225 MW serving 23,000 customers and Enwin, ELK Energy, Essex Power lines and Entegrus was restored. Cause is being investigated.
— Hydro One (@HydroOne) September 6, 2016
The outage began around 1pm, and Enwin Utilities reported Hydro One lost power supply to a major station in Windsor. Power was out to Enwin customers roughly east from Jefferson to Tecumseh townline.
ENWIN Update: Power has been restored to 16,500 in East Windsor. Outage map should show restorations soon.
— EnWin (@EnWinUtilities) September 6, 2016
Leamington’s power had been out since 1pm, but was restored around 1:45pm. Tecumseh’s power was restored shortly thereafter.
Power has been restored for Tecumseh
— Tecumseh Fire (@TECFD) September 6, 2016
Areas of Chatham-Kent had been reported out as well.
Power has been restored to customers in Wheatley. Thank you for your patience.
— Entegrus Inc. (@Entegrus) September 6, 2016
No cause has been identified for the power failure at the Hydro One station, but crews are investigating.