Winter storm causing power outages throughout the city

Greater Sudbury Hydro and Hydro One crews are being kept busy this afternoon by several power outage across the city.
Lightening is being blamed as the cause for several momentary interuptions across the region and high winds with heavy snow is causing a number of downed trees and line.

GSU said in a media release around 2:30pm, "We are experiencing widespread, but localized power outages in the Greater Sudbury Hydro service area."

"Pockets of customers are affected in Capreol, Gatchell/West End, Sunnyside area, Ramsey Lake Rd including Science North, Laurentian University campus, and Health Sciences North, which is running on back-up generator at this time."
"Crews are in the field working to restore various issues, with HSN being given priority."

Hydro one is dealing with a similar situation with customers affected in the Panage Lake area, Valley East, Capreol/Wanapitei Lake and numerous small isolated outages.


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