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Downtown power outage affects Station Mall, surrounding area (Update: power restored)

People with urgent requests call either Wellington Square IDA, Market Mall IDA, Ideal IDA says Station Mall IDA owner
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Station Mall. File photo, Darren Taylor/SooToday

5:46 p.m. update

Interruption Date: March 20, 2020 at 04:10 PM
Customers Affected: 1268

Number of Customers Restored:

1268  Restored at 5:28 PM

Cause of Interruption: Equipment Failure -- All customers have been restored.

"Power is back on, curb-side pick-up and delivery only for the station mall IDA, please call in all prescriptions," says Station Mall IDA owner Joseph Greco.

5:11 p.m. update

Power Interruption in Progress

This is a description of an unplanned power interruption(s) that is currently affecting PUC Distribution customers in Sault Ste. Marie.

PUC reminds all of our customers:

  • Downed wires should always be considered energized or "live", and extremely dangerous
  • Do not approach or drive over a downed power line and do not touch anything the power line may be in contact with
  • Parents are encouraged to talk to their children about powerline safety and the dangers that can be associated with power lines
  • Take all the necessary safety precautions during a power outage

If you have any information leading to the cause of the outage or other concerns please call the PUC emergency number at 759-6555.

Interruption Date:  March 20, 2020, at 4:10 p.m.

Customers Affected: 1268

Cause of Interruption: Equipment Failure -- Line Crews are investigating a power outage due to equipment failure

Description of area involved: Line Crews are investigating a power outage affecting 1268 customers in the areas of:

  • Station Mall & ACR Senior Apartments, Credit Union, City Hall, Fire Hall #1, Essar Center, Queen St W, Bay St from St Mary's River Dr to Brock St
  • Cathcart St. south to Queen St. West; Huron St. west to West St
  • Huron St. east to Spring St., Queen St. E. south to Bay St
  • Huron St. east to Tancred St.; Edinburgh Lane south to Queen St.

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4:45 p.m. original story

Our friends at Station Mall IDA have emailed SooToday to say the power is out at the Station Mall.

"We are told that the power should be back on shortly, urgent requests call either Wellington Square IDA, Market Mall IDA, Ideal IDA, please use our delivery service," says Station Mall IDA owner Joseph Greco.