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Major power outage in St. John's

UPDATE

Power has since been restored.


EARLIER STORY

Newfoundland Power is reporting thousands of customers are without power in parts of the St. John's Metro area.


The outage is due to equipment problems and went out around 12:30 pm.


Newfoundland Power says there is a problem at the Kenmount Road substation.


Impacted areas include:

  • Old Penneywell Rd (Georges Pond Rd)

  • Kenmount Terrace (Kenmout Rd-Ariel Pl)

  • Kelsey Drive

  • Pippy Pl-Thorburn Rd

  • O'Leary Business Park

  • Old Penneywell Rd (Georges Pond Rd)

  • Kenmount Terrace (Kenmout Rd-Ariel Pl)

  • Critchs Path

  • Cowan Heights (Canada Dr-Gushue Hwy)

  • Branscombe’s Pond (Topsail Rd-Pembury Close)

  • Mount Carson (Elmcliff St-Nash Cres)

  • Masonic Park Apartments

  • Mount Carson (Brant Dr-Topsail Rd)

  • Mount Pearl (Moffatt Rd-Farrelll Dr)

  • Mount Pearl (Baffin Dr-Finlaystone Dr)

  • Kenmount Terrace (Iceland Pl-Larsen St)

  • Coventry Way-Willenhall Pl

  • Captain Whelan Dr-Jensen Camp Pl

  • Cowan Heights (Canada Dr-Gushue Hwy)

  • Cowan Heights (Cherrington St-Torngat Cres)

  • Cowan Heights (Burin St-Cowan Ave)

  • Cowan Heights (Mansfield Cres-Baseball Park)

  • Old Penneywell Rd (Georges Pond Rd)

  • Cowan Heights (Canada Dr-Frecker Dr)

  • Cowan Heights (Harrington Dr-Whelan Dr)

  • Cowan Heights (Team Gushue Hwy-Burin St)

  • Mount Carson (Elmcliff St-Nash Cres)


Traffic is backed up in many areas where traffic lights are out.


Newfoundland Power says power should be restored by 2:30 pm.


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