Power outage affects thousands in Cornwall area

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There is no word yet on the cause of the power outage. (CBC - image credit)
There is no word yet on the cause of the power outage. (CBC - image credit)

Maritime Electric says it has restored power to thousands of customers after an outage in the Cornwall area, west of Charlottetown.

The power went out at about 9:30, and the utility's outage map showed more than 6,300 customers without electricity as of 9:40.

The affected area was west of the North River, down to the Argyle Shore and west to Emyvale and DeSable.

At 10:30 Maritime Electric tweeted power was restored, but its map showed almost 500 without power at 11 a.m. Cornwall Mayor Minerva McCourt tweeted there were still outages in the Nine Mile Creek area.

By 11:15 a.m., the outage site listed only nine customers without power across the Island.

Maritime Electric has not yet released the cause of the outage.

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