Published on July 15, 2013
A number of taffic lights are down in the areas affected by a power outage today, such as this one at the intersection of Topsail Road and Columbus Drive in St. John's, and have caused the traffic to slow as the intersections become four-way stops. — Photo by Rebekah Ward/The Telegram
Published on July 15, 2013
Telegram website editor Glen Whiffen and Telegram Managing Editor Kerry Hann update the website by a wireless connection during a power outage just after noon today affecting a large area of the west-end of St. John's and Mount Pearl. — Photo by Deana Stokes Sullivan/The Telegram
Published on January 16, 2013
10,000 customers affected by mid-day power outage
Power has been restored in St. John's and Mount Pearl areas affected by a power outage that began shortly after noon today.
Newfoundland Power spokeswoman Michelle Couglan said crews have repaired equipment at the Molloy's Lane substation in St. John's which caused the outage.
Up to 10,000 customers were without power due to the equipment failure. The power came back on shorly after 2 p.m.
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About 10,000 customers are without power in St. John’s and Mount Pearl, Newfoundland Power spokeswoman Michelle Coughlan told The Telegram.
Newfoundland Power has identified a problem with equipment at its Molloy’s Lane substation in St. John’s.
Crews are onsite assessing damage.
The estimated restoration time is 4 p.m.
Coughlan said 8,500 customers are affected by the Molloy’s Lane equipment failure, and another 1,300 customers serviced by a feeder at the Glenddale substation in Mount Pearl.
Newfoundland Power is investigating a power outage that has affected a large area of the west-end of St. John's and Mount Pearl.
The outage has resulted in a number of traffic lights being out, causing the intersections to become four-way stops and slowing traffic during the noon-hour rush.
Streets without power (according to Newfoundland Power's website) include:
SESAME PARK, RUTH AVENUE, RUBY LINE, ADMIRALTY WOOD, PARK AVENUE, OLD PLACENTIA ROAD, MUNDEN DRIVE, MOUNT CARSON AVENUE, MORTIMORE DRIVE, JEFFERS DRIVE, JACKMAN DRIVE, BARBOUR DRIVE, GLENDALE AVENUE, ASHFORD DRIVE, COMMONWEALTH AVENUE, COMMONWEALTH AVENUE, DUNDEE AVENUE, BANNISTER STREET, WILSON CRESCENT, BROOKFIELD ROAD, WHITELEY DRIVE, WESTMINSTER, WESTBROOK LANDING, WATERFORD HEIGHTS, ST. ANDREWS AVENUE, SMALLWOOD DRIVE
SHEFFIELD ESTATES, ROAD DE-LUXE, RICHMOND HILL, OLD TOPSAIL ROAD, OLD PETTY HARBOUR ROAD, BAY BULLS ROAD, JENSEN CAMP ROAD, JAMES LANE, HOLBROOK AVENUE, HAMLYN ROAD, FORBES STREET, FERRYLAND STREET, EMPIRE AVENUE, DUNN'S ROAD, COWAN AVENUE, CORNWALL HEIGHTS, BONAVISTA STREET, ALBANY STREET, ANSPATCH STREET, CANADA DRIVE, AMHERST HEIGHTS, BROOKFIELD ESTATES, WATERFORD BRIDGE ROAD, VILLAGE MALL, TOPSAIL ROAD, BLACKMARSH ROAD, SOUTHSIDE ROAD, THOMAS STREET.
The temperature at mid-day at St. John's International Airport is 29 C. The power outage is not good for people and businesses with air conditioning.