Lorne St. Power Outage - UPDATE

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Update 2:

Greater Sudbury Hydro has been working on a power outage in the West End since about 7:30 Thursday morning.  A vehicle collided with a major pole along Lorne Street, severely damaging the pole and forcing GSH to shut off power to approx. 1200 customers.

GSH was able to reroute electricity to over 400 customers a short while later, and by 10:30am, all customers, except approx. 60 on Morrison Avenue, were restored.

The damaged pole is loaded with 44KV, 12KV and 4KV lines as well as a transformer.  It was broken and dangerous.  Crews are working to replace the pole and move the lines and transformer onto the new pole.  This will take most of the day.  The customers on Morrison still without power should be back to normal before 6pm this evening.

There was a small outage in the Cam/Louisa Street area of the South End from 10:20 – 11:15. That outage has been resolved.

Update 1:

Sudbury Police are controlling traffic on Lorne street to allow Hydro crews to replace the damaged pole causing this morning's outage.

They hope to be able to reroute power and restore those still affected by 10:30am

Original Story:

A car accident this morning has damaged a power pole on Lorne St.

Nearly 1200 customers lost power as a result.

Greater Sudbury Hydro has rerouted electricity to some of those affected, however 780 customers still remain without power.

The damaged pole must be replaced, which will take some time.  Crews are actively working on this, but there is no estimated time of restoration for now.

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