Many in Charlottetown spend night without electricity

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The outage mainly affected the areas around Charlottetown and Stratford. (Maritime Electric - image credit)
The outage mainly affected the areas around Charlottetown and Stratford. (Maritime Electric - image credit)

Maritime Electric restored power Wednesday morning to thousands who were without it for much of the night.

The outages started about 6 p.m. Tuesday in the East Royalty neighbourhood of Charlottetown, and at peak there were 5,500 without electricity.

At 9:21 p.m. there were still more 3,500 Maritime Electric customers without power in central P.E.I., according to the utility's online outage map.

Maritime Electric has not yet released a cause for the outage.

Charlottetown police said they had reports of one transformer explosion and a vehicle collision at the intersection of the bypass and St. Peters Road, where traffic lights were impacted by the outage.

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