(THUNDER BAY, ONT) – A small section of Current River has been devastated by a power outage. Early reports are coming in that cell phones are dipping below the 20% battery life range, and people are in a frenzy.
The situaiton sparked shortly before noon today, when some wires were snapped as a truck knocked into them. No more than 100 hydro customers are impacted.
We have been told it was tbaytel/shaw lines that were busted, and had gotten tangled up in the hydro wires. The hydro was shut down to reduce the likelihood of anyone being injured while repairs took place.
A witness on the scene reported that it was a Home Depot truck. Information has come across our desk that Home Depot is attempting to identify the possible driver, and handle the situation accordingly.
Power is expected to be impacted for no more than a hour or two. Crews are on scene.