By Adam Brazeau
ALEXNDRIA, Ontario – A large portion of Alexandria will be without power during the morning hours of Saturday.
Hydro One is cutting off electricity from 6 a.m. to 6:10 a.m. and again from 9:50 a.m. to 10 a.m. to 950 customers. The big blackout will be felt by 4,000 additional customers, who will be without power from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Alexandria Hydro One customers were informed earlier in the week by automated telephone messages.
"The reason we're having the power outage is during routine maintenance Hydro One discovered six insulators that required immediate replacing," said Hydro One communications officer Nancy Shaddick. "We apologize to customers for any inconvenience, as well as the short notice of the power outage."
Insulators are a piece of equipment that isolates the energized power line from the support structure, so the pole doesn't conduct electricity.
To find out if you're going to be affected by the power outage, call the Hydro One customer service line: 1-888-664-9376.