Windy Conditions Bring Down Tree Limbs on Power Lines

Sunday and Monday Morning Events

September 10, 2018

Gusty winds in the Burlington yesterday and early this morning brought down tree limbs on powerlines in a number of locales.

  •  South central Burlington was the scene of the largest outage that at its peak affected 4,739 customers in the late afternoon (4:40 pm). Tree limbs brought powerlines down at Guelph Line and New Street location, as well as on St. Paul Street, close to Guelph Line*. The outage extended from neighbourhoods near Brant Street to Walkers Line, and south of Fairview. Extra crews were called in to attend to the outage. Customers were brought back in stages, and by 6:30 pm those affected numbered 1,982. Power was fully restored to all customers at 8:34 pm.
  • There were 2 outages in Aldershot. 175 customers were affected by an outage in south central Aldershot, while 6 customers in the Snake Road area of Aldershot also experienced a power interruption. Power was fully restored by 1:25 am, and 3:05 am respectively. Both incidents involved tree limbs bringing down lines.
  • Tree limbs down on lines in the Tyandaga neighbourhood caused an outage affecting 619 customers on Monday morning at 6:59 am. Power was restored at 7:55 am, only to have further contact cause another interruption at 8:27 am. Restoration was 8:40 am. Tree trimming crews have been called to the site to ensure further brush contact is avoided.

 We want to thank our customers for their patience as line crews worked to repair and restore power to those affected.

*Reporting Correction: It was reported yesterday that the outage was due to a transformer fire. This was not the case. A tree limb brought down the wires.