‘Primary powerline’ downed in Burlington neighbourhood


Published December 13, 2021 at 6:58 pm

Residents of a Burlington neighbourhood were expected to be without power for several hours on Monday night (Dec. 13).

Burlington Hydro stated that a tree came down on a “primary powerline” in the Shoreacres neighbourhood of the city. The expected time of resumption for service was 10 p.m.; it was not known how many customers, residential and business, were affected.

The city also had an outage earlier in the day. An area in the northwest part of the city lost power for several hours earlier in the day. That outage came after a tree “made contact with a primary line and burned through a conductor.”

The tres fell over after a weekend of heavy winds in several communities along the shore of Lake Ontario. Heavy, gusting winds are one example of extreme weather shifts that are exacerbated by climate change.

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