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High winds keep GSU crews busy with outages overnight

Power has been fully restored to all residential and commerical customers, GSU reports

High winds overnight kept Greater Sudbury Utilities crews busy dealing with numerous power outages.

As of about 10:30 a.m., GSU had restored power to all businesses in the 1425 Kingsway strip mall, which includes Kelsey’s and Chapters. SilverCity remained without power as of 10:30 a.m. due to an internal power issue unrelated to the wider outage, the utility said. The internal power issue at Science North was also resolved.  

Early Friday evening a downed powerline knocked out power to some 500 residents in the area of Cranbrook Crescent, Southview Drive, Marcel Street and Bouchard Street. Power was restored to most by 8 p.m. but part of Cranbrook Crescent was impacted for several hours.

Several more outages were reported after that. 

At around 10 p.m., some residents on Davidson Street lost power as did the area of the main branch of the Greater Sudbury Public Library on MacKenzie Street.

Power was restored there in about an hour.

At about 3 a.m., power was knocked out for some areas of Minnow Lake, affecting Second Avenue, The Kingsway and neighbouring areas. Power has been restored there as well.

At around 4:30 a.m., GSU reported an issue with an underground power cable in the Silver Hills area that caused an outage for some 600 residents. While power has been restored to all residential customers affected by this outage, some businesses were still without power as of this report.


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