Downed lines knock out power to thousands in Barrhaven, Bells Corners

OTTAWA — More than 8,300 Hydro Ottawa customers in Barrhaven and Bells Corners lost power Tuesday afternoon, after power lines outside the city went down, according to the utility company.

Hydro Ottawa says it appears some Hydro One lines went down earlier this afternoon, affecting circuits in Ottawa.

By 3:45 p.m., most customers in Barrhaven had their power returned, but a bout 900 customers were still waiting to be switched back on.

The outage forced the temporary closure of the COVID-19 Testing & Care Centre on Moodie Drive. The Queensway Carleton Hospital, which runs the centre, says anyone who had booked an appointment at the testing centre on Moodie can go to another site in the city as walk-in patient. 

There are currently no major outages in Hydro One’s service area in eastern Ontario, according to its outage map.

This is a breaking news story. CTV News will have the latest as it becomes available.

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