Town of Kincardine plunged
into darkness Thursday night

By Liz Dadson


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The intersection at Durham Street and Highway 21, looking west, appears eerie in the darkness as the Town of Kincardine lost power Thursday night. For a few hours, everything was pitch black here except the traffic lights which, a couple of hours later, began blinking

Highway 21 and Durham Street, Kincardine, looking east toward the business park which is all in darkness Thursday night

The lights went out yet again in the Town of Kincardine (Ward 1) Thursday night.

The hydro flickered at about 8 p.m. and then went out.

Westario Power's off-hours line could not be reached for word on why the power went out, but there was no hydro throughout the downtown, residential areas in the north and south ends, and in the business park east of Highway 21.

South Bruce OPP officers were manning the intersection at Highways 9 and 21, and the traffic lights were working at Durham Street and Highway 21 until power went out north of the town at about 10 p.m

Hydro One's website reports that about 6,000 customers are affected in the Kincardine, Tiverton and Ripley area, and east to almost Walkerton.

Estimated restoration time is Friday morning at 1 a.m.

Thursday's weather saw heavy rainfall, a major thunderstorm and high wind throughout the day, which may have caused the power outage.


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