Power mostly restored after Ottawa south outage: utility

Hydro Ottawa's outage map shows power largely restored to the city's south end before 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Hydro Ottawa

A power line problem that left thousands of Ottawa residents without electricity on Tuesday afternoon has been largely resolved.

Hydro Ottawa said shortly after 3 p.m. that the lights are back on for thousands of customers along southern sections of Albion Road, Rideau Road, Bank Street, Leitrim Road and Hunt Club Road.

More than 9,300 people were without power at the height of the outage, which began around noon.

Hydro Ottawa tweeted that a downed power line on Rideau Road was to blame.

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As of 4 p.m., fewer than 150 customers in the area were without power.

The latest updates on the outages are available on Hydro Ottawa’s website.

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