Tree Contact Blamed For Power Outage

Power Outage

Strong gusty winds Saturday has left almost 1,000 homes without power.

Sault Ste. Marie PUC report that at 12:06AM 952 homes were in the dark when tree branches touched a wire.

The affected areas include: Second Line, Sackville to Old Garden River Rd, Second Line to Northern Ave, Great Northern Rd to Black Rd, Part of P Patch

PUC crews are working on restoring power. They might have their work cut out for them today with sustained winds of 36 to 45km/h and gusts of almost 70 km/h expected for most of the day.