High winds, power outages hit Ottawa early Monday
A Canadian flag flies by Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, March 13, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
OTTAWA -- Weather for the first workday of November packed a wallop as strong winds blew into Ottawa early Monday.
Environment Canada reported sustained winds of 54 kilometres per hour at 4:38 a.m. with gusts of up to 76 kilometres per hour.
Hydro Ottawa crews were sent to multiple power outages, including in Orleans, Stittsville and the rural west end.
Thousands of customers lost power.
Estimated restoration times were listed to be as late as noon Monday.
As of 10:45 a.m., most customers had their power restored. There were five separate outages affecting 250 customers total across Ottawa. One outage in the Bilberry Drive and Jeanne d'Arc Boulevard area is a scheduled outage affecting 158 customers, which is scheduled to end by 5 p.m.
Four separate power outages this morning:— 580 CFRA (@CFRAOttawa) November 2, 2020
- Stittsville, restoration 8:30 a.m.
- Rideau Goulbourn, restoration 8:30 a.m.
- Innes, restoration 11 a.m.
- West Carleton-March, restoration 10 a.m.
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