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Was your power out last night? Hydro One explains why

Almost 10,000 customers were affected
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Hydro One says an equipment failure at one of their stations is to blame for a unplanned power outage that affected almost 10,000 customers in the region.

In a news release sent early this morning, Htdro One said electricity was restored for 4,700 customers by 11:30 Friday night, while the power for the remaining 4,700 customers was back online shortly before 2 a.m.

Affected areas included Larder lake, Englehart, Otto, McVittie, Matachewan, Dack, Grenfell, Pacaud, McGarry, Sharpe, Bayly, Nicol, Master, Eby, Benoit, Marquis, Evanturel, Lawson, Ingram, Robillard, Gauthier, Kirkland Lake, Arnold, James, Lebel, Maisonville, Boston, Chown, Matachewan First Nation, Charlton, Savard, Chamberlain and Tudhope.

Hydro One is reminding the public to always stay clear of downed power lines or equipment and to never assume they are safe to approach.