(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Our newsdesk has been swamped with reports of power being out from the north side of town between downtown PA all the way down Red River Road to Windemere and all the way to the Silver City Theatre area.
Thunder Bay Hydro has not yet updated their outage map to put a pinpoint on how widespread the outage is.
Street lights, houses, and stores are all blacked out, as the outage has struck down any sign of electricity in parts of the city.
Residents are advised to check in on vulnerable people they may know, such as the elderly, the disabled, the sick, and their general family to ensure they are ok.
Power outages have also been felt in Conmee Township, Murillo, Kam, Rosslyn to Whitefish, Sturgeon Bay, and along Highways 588, 595, 102, 595, 61 as well as Oliver Paipoonge.
Power is also out all the way to the border crossing at Pigeon River, as well as the area around the Canada Games Complex, Ray Blvd, and all areas inbetween.
County Park and Castlegreen areas were also impacted.
UPDATE FROM HYDRO: Large outage in progress. Loss of supply at a main feeder station. We ask for your patience as we isolate the issue. There is also a blown transformer on Golf Links Road.
An estimated 10,000 customers have been affected by this power outage, possibly more.
Please comment with where you are in town, and if you have working hydro.
***UPDATE: 9:53 pm, Thunder Bay Hydro says that power has been restored to all customers, and if you are still experiencing outages to call 343-1002
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We will update this article as time goes by, and more information becomes available. Please check back for updates.
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