Power outage news worldwide, before 2021 (Page 39)

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A storm caused hydro outages in British Columbia, Canada from North Kamloops to Black Pines as well as in Valleyview and Juniper Ridge. More than 10,000 homes were affected. Power in Sun Peaks was also knocked out.

Storm knocks out power to 10,000, topples tree

Initial reports indicated a vehicle was crushed, but the tree wasn’t quite tall enough when it came down to reach a logging truck parked in the driveway next door. No one seemed to be home at 819 Kitamoto.
Power outages in different areas of Queensland, Australia left about 6500 without electricity.

Power fully restored after outage hits 6500

The cause of the power outage is not yet known, and the spokesperson said if anyone had information or had heard or seen anything affecting the network, they should call 13 22 96.
Austin Energy officials said Saturday power outage was caused by a bird, but the details of what happened were not known.

Power restored to more than 1,000 cutomers in North Austin

About 1,034 customers were without power near the intersection of U.S. 183 and Interstate 35 in North Austin late Saturday afternoon, according to Austin Energy officials.
No word on what caused power outage to around 1,600 people in Spokane Valley, Washington.

Spokane Valley power outage

UPDATE : Crews restored power to around 1,600 people in Spokane Valley after a power outage Saturday afternoon.
Crews restored power after an outage Sunday morning caused when a dump truck backed into Pacific Gas & Electric equipment, knocking out power to traffic lights and more than 500 nearby customers in Fremon, California.

Fremont: Power restored after crash-caused outage

A dump truck backed onto a sidewalk and into PG&E equipment Sunday, causing a power outage that had an effect on downtown traffic.
An average of 1,600 watermain breaks happen in Toronto, Canada annually, according to the city. People are not happy with regular hydro outages. Read what they tell.

Third power outage plagues Minto condominiums residents - CityNews

Residents of The Minto Quantum 2 North condos at Yonge & Eglinton are currently dealing with the second extended power outage in their units since August.
Thousands of homes across Auckland had power cut Sunday morning because of the risk of low hanging lines. About 2500 houses around Avondale were affected and about 1000 homes in Titirangi. Weather conditions is the cause.

Thousands without power in West Auckland

Wet weather is battering much of the country today, with a tree falling on a house in West Auckland this morning and slips and flooding blocking roads around
Power cuts are more often in the UK this year. A power cut in Godalming and Milford has left about 6,600 homes without electricity on Sunday.

Power cut hits 6,600 homes in Godalming and Milford

Supplier Scottish and Southern Electricity said engineers were en route to the area and power should be restored by 8.30pm
Full BBC video report about power cuts after Lancashire and Manchester storms, UK.

Power restored after Lancashire and Manchester storms - BBC News

Power is restored to about 20,000 properties left in darkness after torrential storms struck the north west of England.
Hundreds of homes were left without power and thousands of people were caught in flash floods as a series of thunderstorms hit Cornwall.

Floods and and power cuts as freak storm strikes Cornwall

Hundreds of homes were left without power and thousands of people were caught in flash floods as a series of thunderstorms hit Cornwall. Thunder and lightning this afternoon was accompanied by...