Thousands of Nova Scotia Power customers in Halifax have their electricity back.
As 6:10 p.m., there were 21,324 customers on the Halifax peninsula affected by the outage, which snarled traffic during the afternoon rush hour.
According to Nova Scotia Power, the outage was a result of a transmission interruption at the Kempt Road substation. Crews were at the site Monday evening assessing the damage.
Power was restored around 6:30 p.m. Monday evening. Nova Scotia Power says the source of the problem was a "failed protective device" on a transformer.