8,600 homes, businesses without power in Richmond Hill and Vaughan

Nearly 8,600 homes and businesses are without power in Richmond Hill and Vaughan after an equipment failure led to a blackout Tuesday afternoon.

Alectra Utilities has sent crews to work on the various outages. A tweet from the utility said that it appears a broken pole on Bathurst Street and Carville Road took out power to the area

The utility estimates that it will restore electricity between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.