UPDATE AS OF 3:15pm: Power restored.

Yesterday, more than 32-hundred Hydro One customers affected by a loss of electricity in downtown Timmins.  Today, less than one 1% of that, with 32 customers being inconvenienced.

Workers on the scene tell My Timmins Now Dot Com that they shut down an underground transformer, because its vault had become flooded with water from the fast melt we’re experiencing.

Once a pumper truck removes the water, the crew will determine how the water’s getting in, patch it and turn the power back on.  Cedar Street between Second and Third Avenues will remain closed in the interim.

The flooded transformer vault on Cedar St. S. in Timmins. Photo credit: Bob McIntyre, Moose FM

Hydro One workers examine a flooded transformer vault on Cedar St. S. Photo credit: Bob McIntyre, Moose FM

A Hydro One vehicle blocks the intersection of Cedar St. and Third Ave. Photo credit: Bob McIntyre, Moose FM