Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel

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Our crews successfully completed each of the 127 required splices to connect the 3.5 kilometres of new cable back to the grid.

We’re already testing these cable connections, and once this is done there will be some additional steps before power can flow through these cables. While it sounds straight forward, it still requires careful coordination and attention for the safety of our crew members and you.

When will the power will be turned back on

Our target is to restore power by 5 a.m. Thursday morning.

What to expect

We’re pleased by the progress, however we want to remind you that this has been a major rebuild of this section of the system, and it’s possible that we may encounter unexpected issues as we bring the power back on.

And if this happens, we’ll work as safely and quickly as possible to resolve the situation and get the power flowing as soon as possible.

What you can do

  • If your home or business was affected by this outage here are some things to consider:
  • Take a moment and think about what you were doing when the power went out.
  • If you had something on — like a stove or iron — things that you wouldn’t usually leave unattended, then — if you can safely do so in advance of the power coming back on – please make sure they are turned off or unplugged.
  • If you cannot do so safely, turn them off as soon as possible upon re-entering your home once the power is back on.

When the power comes back on

  •  When the power is restored, electricity will flow to the buildings, however some building managers may need to reset their systems.
  • Some may experience a delay.
  • Even once the power comes back on, our crews still have a lot of work to do to complete the rebuild.
  • As such, we will continue to be in the neighbourhood, so there still may be some lane closures during this time.

Thank you once again for your continued support and patience.

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