Massive hydro outage in South Glengarry

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

LANCASTER – Hydro One crews are on the scene trying to figure out what caused a massive power outage in a large portion of South Glengarry.

The utility’s website showed an area east of County Road 20, just south of Green Valley and all the way south to the St. Lawrence River and east to the Quebec border.

A resident told Cornwall Newswatch through Twitter the power went out around 7:30 p.m.

The cause of the outage, affecting 2,800 customers, is not known at this time.

However, there are reports of broken hydro poles on Heron Road, west of Williamstown.

A hydro pole on Heron Road, west of Williamstown, Ont., is snapped off at the base, a likely cause of a massive outage in South Glengarry July 14, 2015. Hydro One doesn't expect to have the power back on until 2 a.m. July 15, 2015. (Photo/Bryan Ward)
A hydro pole on Heron Road, west of Williamstown, Ont., is snapped off at the base, a likely cause of a massive outage in South Glengarry July 14, 2015. Hydro One doesn’t expect to have the power back on until 2 a.m. July 15, 2015. (Photo/Bryan Ward)

Hydro One stated that power likely won’t be restored until 2 a.m. Wednesday.

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