A rough start to the week for many in Hamilton as a widespread power outage hit just in time for the morning commute.
At its height, the outage affected close to 50,000 customers in the city.
— CHCH News (@CHCHNews) September 14, 2020
Alectra says a supply problem from Hydro One was to blame.
Not all homes and businesses in the red zone were affected by the outage.
This caused some chaos as some students across Hamilton returned to class for their first day of school.
What a first day for some students in #HamOnt … some parents are picking up their kids now because of the power outage.
— Kelly Botelho (@botelhok) September 14, 2020
Alectra says power was fully restored just before noon.
All power has now been restored in #HamOnt if you are still without power please call 1-833-ALECTRA ^rb
— Alectra (@alectranews) September 14, 2020