Community Left in The Dark After Unexpected Power Outage

By Charlie Senack, Manotick Messenger 

Many households are without power in the Osgoode Community after an unexpected outage. 

According to Hydro Ottawa, 528 customers in the Osgoode and Rideau-Goulburn wards are without power, with full restoration expected by 9:30 pm tonight. 

Hydro Ontario is reporting an even bigger outage impacting over 5,900 customers, with an estimated restoration time of 5:30 pm. 

Councillor Scott Moffatt tweeted Sunday afternoon that he was an experiencing an “odd” outage, where everything was running at only five per cent. That could mean it’s a “brown out” which often occur when voltage at the power station is too low. 

Moffatt says both outages are most likely connected. 

Another Twitter user commented: “We have a tiny bit of power – so the pvr works but the tv not at all!”

Manotick resident Andrew King also tweeted: “Power out. But lights flickering and WiFi working. Well water warning going off (never has done this).”

Crews have been dispatched to identify and fix the cause.