-- UPDATE --

Power has been restored.


Roughly 280 households are without power this evening in the Vermilion Bay area following a severe thunderstorm that rolled through around 9:00 p.m.

Hydro One says the cause of the outage is 'pending classification,' while area residents say lightning hit a transformer.

The utility says a crew has been dispatched to the area and power should be restored by 12:25 a.m. on July 10.