Newfoundland Power is working to reverse the effects of an unexpected power outage in Mount Pearl.
According to its website, the outage started late Tuesday afternoon. Areas impacted include some of the busiest streets in Mount Pearl, such as Commonwealth Avenue, Park Avenue, Smallwood Drive, Mount Carson Avenue, and Topsail Road. Donovan’s Industrial Park is also without power.
On its official Twitter account, Newfoundland Power said the outage was under investigation. Its website did not have a listed estimate for when power would be restored as of early Tuesday evening. Overhead line damage was cited on the Newfoundland Power website as a reason for the outages.
According to the City of St. John’s, the outage has shutdown the phone line for booking rides on its GoBus Accessible Transit service. The city said appointments already booked prior to the power outage will be met.
Approximately one hour after making its announcement about the GoBus service, the city said the phone line was once again operational.
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