Power Restored to Customers in Centre City St. John's

Power has been restored to homes and businesses in the centre city area following an unexpected power outage over the supperhour.

Over a thousand customers were left in the dark for nearly three hours earlier this evening.

There is no word on the cause of the outage.

Earlier story

A number of homes and businesses in the centre city of St. John’s are in the dark this hour after an unknown power outage.

Over a thousand customers are affected in the Rabbittown area and extending towards the University.

A number of traffic lights, including the one at the intersection of Allandale Road and Prince Philip Drive, are currently out as a result, leading to a few delays for drivers.

Fire crews responded to a few calls from businesses near Churchill Square reporting a strong smell of smoke in the area around the time the outage began, but it is unclear if the events are related.

A restoration time is currently unknown, but power is expected to be out for at least the next couple of hours. The cause of the outage is under investigation.

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