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Updated: Power now restored in Coniston; voting was not impacted thanks to generator

Outage that initially impacted several areas of the city involved a high-voltage line in a wooded area

Updated Oct. 21 at 11:55 a.m.

Power has now been restored in Coniston.

Updated Oct. 21 at 11:15 a.m.

Greater Sudbury Hydro issued an update on Twitter shortly after 11 a.m. Monday, saying crews were nearly done repairing the issue and power should be restored shortly.

We've also spoken to Elections Canada regarding whether the power outage impacted voting in Coniston. Elections Canada officials said a generator was brought in to the polling station at St. Paul school in the community, and voting has proceeded as normal.

Updated Oct. 21 at 10 a.m.

Greater Sudbury Hydro says it now estimates power will be restored to Coniston by 11 a.m. after an overnight outage. "Crews are working to repair a failed termination point in a wooded area," said a tweet from the utility. About 1,000 customers are affected by the outage.

Original story:

All of Coniston is in the dark this morning after a power outage, with Sudbury Hydro service not expected to be restored until 10 a.m. 

Sudbury Hydro first reported the outage to the public at 3:45 a.m. Oct. 21, saying a major power outage was affecting thousands of customers in the South End, Moonlight/Autumnwood areas and all of Coniston.

Power had been rerouted to restore electricity to all areas except for Coniston (where there's more than 1,000 customers) by just before 6 a.m.

The issue involves a major 44KV line in a wooded area which is not safely accessible until daylight, meaning the power outage will likely last until at least 10 a.m. 

The good news for the folks out in Coniston is that the sun should be up soon — the sun rises in Greater Sudbury at 7:49 a.m. today.


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