CORNWALL – A blown transformer knocked out power to a wide swath of the east end of the City of Cornwall and western portions of South Glengarry for about a half hour Saturday morning.
The outage started around 8:45 a.m.
“Please be advised, part of the city is without power, including residences as well as traffic lights due to a defective transformer on Montreal Road,” Cornwall police posted on social media.
Cornwall Electric tweeted at 9:07 a.m. that it was investigating and about 10 minutes later, several people reported that power had been restored.
There is still some fallout from the outage. Cornwall Electric tweeted at 9:25 a.m. that its crews were going to repair some “secondary damage” caused by the blown transformer.
Final Update: Most customers are now restored in @CityofCornwall. Our crews are on route to secondary damage caused by this outage. If you are still without power please call 1-844-701-WIRE ^pa
— Cornwall Electric (@CE_electric) March 28, 2020
There were reports of no power along Anderson Drive, Alice Street, Third Street, Walton Street near Menard Park and Elm Avenue in Glen Walter.