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Equipment failure led to power outages in Côte Saint-Luc, NDG, Hampstead areas: Hydro-Québec

The outage was caused by a tripped circuit breaker, which affected two transformers that bring electricity to a distribution centre, according to a Hydro-Québec spokesperson. . Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press

Close to 7,000 Hydro-Québec clients were without power following an equipment failure near Hampstead Monday afternoon, according to Hydro-Québec.

The outage was caused by a tripped circuit breaker, which affected two transformers that bring electricity to a distribution centre, Hydro-Québec spokesperson Francis Labbé said. 

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Homes located within a four-kilometre radius of Côte Saint-Luc, including NDG and Hampstead, experienced intermittent power interruptions.

Hydro-Québec crews were working to fix the issue, but Labbé said at the time it could take hours.

“It’s not like when a tree touches a power line,” he said.

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