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Power outage in North Bay caused by fish dropped on power line

North Bay Hydro says the electricity cut was caused by a walleye that landed on a pole-mounted transformer.
North Bay Hydro says the electricity cut was caused by a walleye that landed on a pole-mounted transformer. Scott Olson / Getty Images

NORTH BAY, Ont. – A northern Ontario utility company says it didn’t have to fish long for answers when fixing a power outage Thursday morning.

North Bay Hydro says the electricity cut was caused by a walleye that landed on a pole-mounted transformer.

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Hydro officials say the fish was likely dropped by a bird.

They also joked that a strong-armed resident at loose ends might be throwing fish around.

Crews restored power to the affected area within about an hour.

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Truck crashes into hydro pole, Lakefield Herald office
Truck crashes into hydro pole, Lakefield Herald office

 

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