Rac­coon cuts power to 2,500 Bluewater cus­tomers

The Observer (Sarnia) - - NEWS - OB­SERVER STAFF

Con­tact be­tween a rac­coon and equip­ment at a Bluewater Power sub­sta­tion near Maxwell and Front streets in Sar­nia cut power to 2,500 cus­tomers Satur­day night.

The ma­jor­ity of the cus­tomers were in the sub­sta­tion area but 300 cus­tomers in south Sar­nia and an­other 300 in Point Ed­ward were af­fected. Lines from the sub­sta­tion power those two ar­eas.

The power went out at 8:30 p.m. Satur­day but Bluewater Power crews had it fixed by 1 a.m. Sun­day.

There were re­ports of lights dim­ming in other ar­eas but the power did not go out.

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