Lakeland Power reports minor outages last week from ice storm in Bracebridge area
BRACEBRIDGE - While southern Ontario recovers from massive power outages (600,000 without power at the peak) here in central Ontario residents escaped with relatively minor damage – aside from the cold and snow.
Still, many customers have been making a run on hardware stores selling generators, which have gone on sale. Some generators are selling for as low at $199 – and should be just enough to keep at least a furnace operating, even if you may not be able to see or cook indoors.
Lakeland Power and Parry Sound Power report they had very little damage from the storm that began Saturday night Dec. 21.
They reported a minor outage on the Friday night before in the Muskoka Falls area that resulted in approximately 20 customers being without of power for about three hours.
But on Sunday two separate outages - one on Beaumont Drive in Bracebridge left about 50 customers without hydro for three hours and another on Muskoka Pines Road affected 30 customers lasting approximately five hours.
Parry Sound had no outages.
Currently there are no outages in Parry Sound and Lakeland Power.
Meanwhile, down in Gravenhurst, Veridian didn’t report any outages, but Hydro One customers reports several outages.
Most seem back on line this weekend.
Lakeland Power and Parry Sound Power are sending a crew to help restore power in Southern Ontario where they were harder hit by the ice storm.
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