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Backhoe hits pole, knocking out power for some Coniston customers

Power was quickly restored for most customers, Coniston Industrial Park power should be back by 9 a.m.

Updated May 7 at 9:35 a.m.

Crews are working to replace a pole damaged this morning when a backhoe ran into it, said Greater Sudbury Hydro on Twitter at 9:11 a.m. Tuesday.

No residential customers are currently affected, but the Coniston Industrial Park is still without power (except Lopes). There is currently no estimated time of repair, as it depends on how long it takes to get new pole up.

Original story:

A note from Greater Sudbury Hydro this Tuesday morning — a backhoe hit a pole in the Smelter Road area in Coniston, causing a short outage for about 180 customers in Coniston. Crews managed to restore electricity to residents quickly. 

The Coniston Industrial Park is still off, but should be restored before 9 a.m.