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Burnt wire left thousands of Maritime Electric customers without power

Kim Griffin is the manager of corporate communications and corporate affairs for Maritime Electric.
Kim Griffin is the manager of corporate communications and corporate affairs for Maritime Electric. - Terrence McEachern

A downed burnt wire was the reason more than 6,500 Maritime Electric customers were without power Monday morning.

Maritime Electric spokeswoman Kim Griffin said there was a burnt wire down on the Sherwood Road, up from the West Royalty substation.

At the peak of the outages, the utility reported 6,523 customers affected.

The power was out from about 8:45 a.m. to 11:27 a.m.

In a Jan. 13 Tweet, Maritime Electric said the areas affected by the outage included: Cornwall, North River, Bonshaw, East Wiltshire, Riverdale, Emyvale, Desable, Rocky Point, Canoe Cove and surrounding areas.

Several schools in the area were also affected.

To view Maritime Electric’s outage map, click here.

To report outages, call 1-800-670-1012 or visit maritimeelectric.com.

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