Edit: As of 10:46 p.m. the outage is now down to 148 customers between Savant Lake and Silver Dollar.


Over 1,000 Hydro One customers in northwestern Ontario are without power this afternoon.

Hydro One reports a major power outage between the Ignace area and Savant Lake, located north of Ignace up Highway 599, with 1,073 customers affected.

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The utility says crews have been dispatched to diagnose and fix the issue, which was reported between 3 and 4 p.m, and the area’s estimated restoration time is currently listed for 7 p.m.

Hydro One reminds all members of the public to always stay clear of downed power lines or equipment, and never assume they are safe to approach.