WC expected to be powered up by midnight

By Jake Davies - West Carleton Online

WEST CARLETON – As the two hydro utilities serving West Carleton continue to work 24 hours a day to restore electricity, Ward. 5 Coun. Clarke Kelly expects those residents who still don’t have power today (April 7), will by the end of it.

“Just checked in with Hydro Ottawa and it looks like some parts of our ward, primarily near South March, that are still without power could be back up by 4 p.m. today.”

Any homes in clusters of 10 or more are expected to have their power back by midnight.

“And finally, their goal is to have everyone back up and running by end of day tomorrow,” Kelly said.

City staff have set up rest stations at both the W. Erskine Johnston Arena in Carp as well as the Dunrobin Community Centre where residents will be able to find water, snacks and electricity to charge phones. The councillor says his team can also deliver for those who need it.

The Galetta Community Centre is also open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. as a warming station for those who need it.

“Ward 5 residents who need water, please email us at clarke.kelly@ottawa.ca and we will have some dropped off for you,” he said.

As of 8:30 a.m. Hydro Ottawa says just under 16,000 customers across the city are still without electricity.

“We expect the situation to continue to fluctuate throughout the day as high winds are expected and we continue to treat this as a multi-day restoration event to be completed by end of day Saturday, April 8,” Hydro Ottawa released in a statement today.

As of 11 p.m., Hydro Ottawa estimates about 400 West Carleton residents, mostly in the Carp and Dunrobin area are still without power, but expecting it to be restored by 4 a.m. (April 8).

Hydro Ottawa says if you are without power, but your home is not marked on the outage map, to call their 24/7 outage line at 613-738-0188.

Hydro One reports roughly 200 of their West Carleton customers are still without electricity and expects their customers to have power restored by noon April 8.

Kelly says he spoke to Hydro One staff who gave him insight to the cause of the power failure.

“In Ward 5, most of the outages were caused by damage to 2/3 main feeder lines,” he said. “Hydro One expects to have the majority of their outages resolved by 11 p.m. tonight.”

At roughly 3:30 p.m., Hydro One said 55,000 of its customers were still without power.

“Since the start of the ice storm, power has been restored to more than 325,000 customers,” Hydro One released in a statement this evening (April 7). “Customers in the hardest hit areas are expected to be out overnight. We know how difficult it is to be without power and our teams won’t stop until all customers have been restored.”

Useful links

Latest Hydro Ottawa Outage Map


Latest Hydro One Outage Map:


City Facilities Open to Warm Up, Power Devices, Take Showers:


Fallen Trees and Storm Related Service Requests


Blackout Ready: What to do do after the power comes back on


City Service Impacts Due to Ongoing Power Outages


Public Works’ Response and Impacts


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