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Over 10,000 Hydro One customers lose power north of Kingston

Power went out for over 10,000 Hydro One customers in areas north of Kingston on Oct. 31. Hydro One Storm Centre

Hydro One crews were out working to restore power to a large number of customers in a widespread area in eastern Ontario early Wednesday morning.

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According to Hydro One’s Storm Centre map, 10,800 customers north of Kingston, Napanee and Belleville lost power on Halloween morning.

By 9 a.m., Hydro One was able to restore power to the majority of its customers, but 2,000 households were still without power.

According to a Hydro One spokesperson, the outage stemmed from equipment failure at their Sharbot Lake distribution centre. The cause of the failure is still unknown.

Some of the affected areas included South Frontenac, Central Frontenac, Verona, Central Hastings and Tweed.

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Power was estimated to be restored for the rest of the households by 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

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There were a number of schools located within the affected area, but the Limestone District School Board says that after assessing the situation, it decided to keep the schools open and the buses were still running. By 8:30 a.m., all schools had power restored, according to a tweet from the board.

Two schools in the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board, as well as St. Patrick Catholic School in Harrowsmith and St. James Major Catholic School in Sharbot Lake, closed due to the power outage.

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