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Tuesday, April 25, 2000

Title: Burnout Cuts Hydro to 4,500

By BRODIE FENLON, Free Press Reporter A burnout on a power line at the Ontario Hydro station in London knocked out electricity to thousands of customers in the east end of the city and in neighbouring communities last night.

The lights went out for 4,500 London customers in east London just before 5 p.m. and stayed out for about an hour and a half, London Hydro said last night.

The problem stemmed from the Ontario Hydro transformer station on Highbury Avenue, where a city feeder -- or main line -- flashed, smoked and burned out.

London Hydro fixed the problem by rerouting electricity through its system, Ontario Hydro spokesperson Al Manchee said last night from Toronto.

The "flashover" will be investigated today, he said.

Communities east of the city, including Dorchester and Thorndale, were also affected by the blackout.

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-- (, April 25, 2000


These power outages just seem to keep piling up, Dee. A little one here, a little one there, a moderate one here, a little one there. Nothing huge, just so many small, and a few medium-sized, power outages recently. Getting warmed up for summer, I guess.

Funny, but throughout Feb. and March, I don't recall reading about a single power outage. There might have been a few, but so few that I missed them.

-- Uncle Fred (, April 25, 2000.

Uncle Fred,

I appreciate your comments. Thank you.

I'll keep LQQKing for outages. It should be an interesting summer.


-- (, April 27, 2000.

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