Power outage in northwest Oakville results in traffic headache for motorists

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Published June 30, 2023 at 3:10 pm

A power outage in a large area of northeast Oakville was caused by a crane contacting a powerline. OAKVILLE HYDRO IMAGE

Power outages across a large section of a northwest Oakville neighbourhood Friday afternoon (June 30) are causing traffic headaches for commuters on nearby streets.

That prompted Halton Regional Police to remind local residents to follow all the normal procedures at intersections and stop signs.

“Large portions of Oakville are currently experiencing power outages,” police said on Twitter. “Motorists are reminded to treat all intersections/traffic signals as four-way stops.”

Residents found themselves without power around noon. The power outage is in the area between Dundas St. W. to Highway 403 and between Trafalgar Rd. and Bronte Rd.

An ongoing investigation by Oakville Hydro has revealed  what cause was.

“The interruption has been caused by crane contact with (a) powerline,” Oakville Hydro said in a tweet. “Our control room is working to redirect power to minimize impact to customers, while crews continue to work as quickly and safely as possible to restore full power.

‘We apologize for any inconvenience.”

After an initial time restoration estimation of around 2 p.m., Oakville Hydro now estimates to be around 5:30 p.m.

Residents are reminded before heading out to check Oakville Hydro here for updates on local power outages.

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