Widespread hydro outage in Cornwall, South Glengarry

A sign spreads an energy conservation message outside the Cornwall Electric offices on Sydney Street on Oct. 14, 2016 in Cornwall, Ont. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

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.

There were reports of no power along Anderson Drive, Alice Street, Third Street, Walton Street near Menard Park and Elm Avenue in Glen Walter.