Power Outages, Road Closures, Facility Closures & Storm Updates - Oct.31 - Nov. 3

Posted by Michelle Idzenga on Thursday, October 31st, 2019

WINDSTORM REPAIR UPDATE
Nov. 3, 2019 3:15 p.m.

CNPI is working hard to have the remaining 337 customers power restored today. Crews along with the contractors continue work in an effort to restore power.

Below is list of locations where outstanding work is to be completed by either the city, hydro, contracted tree services, Miller Maintenance or the Niagara Region regarding trees and hydro wires that are still down.

Some road closures are in still in effect. Please be mindful of road closures while travelling throughout the city both by vehicle and on foot. It is important to remember that a downed hydro wire is a live wire.

To report downed power lines call 1-844-501-9473.

For the City’s Operations Centre call 905-835-5079.

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WINDSTORM REPAIR UPDATE

Nov. 2, 2019 | 6 p.m.

There are currently 1100 customers currently without power. There are 29 known broken hydro poles. Approximately 45 hydro construction staff are in the field between CNPI Crews and Contracted staff with new crews arriving throughout the evening. Over 100 separate outages have been logged.

Over the course of the day the City has had staff clearing brush in the city and rural areas from the road allowance; clearing trees and debris from parks; removing wood; cleaning drains and debris at the Weaver Road Drain; a sweeper clearing roadways; a dispatch operator; and Contractors removing trees.

A chipper crew will remain working until dark and full operations will resume again tomorrow, Nov. 3 at 8 a.m.

Below is a list of trees and wires that are still down or have been completed. If highlighted in yellow these are LIVE wires. City and contracted tree crews cannot respond until hydro arrives on the scene.

Road closures are in place across the city and will be changing based on locations crews are working. Please be mindful of road closures while travelling throughout the city both by vehicle and on foot. It is important to remember that a downed hydro wire is a live wire.

To report downed power lines call 1-844-501-9473.

For the City’s Operations Centre call 905-835-5079.

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POWER UPDATE| Nov. 2, 2019, 3 p.m.
All available crews and contractors continue to work hard at restoring the power. 1,222 customers remain without power and over 100 separate outages have been logged. Please stay away from downed power lines and call 1-844-501-9473 to report them.

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UPDATE | As of 2 p.m. today, Nov. 2, 2019, the Reception Centre at the Port Cares Reach Out Centre is CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who assisted.

If you're still without power and looking for somewhere to get warm and charge your devices the Vale Health & Wellness Centre is OPEN. The Port Colborne YMCA is also offering shower facilities to impacted residents. Please call ahead at 905-835-9622. Photo identification is required.

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The Reception Centre at Port Cares Reach Out Centre, 61 Nickel St. will be open until 2 p.m. today, Nov. 2, 2019, for residents who are experiencing power outages. They are offering a chili lunch and have power bars to charge cell phones (residents are just asked to bring their own cell phone chargers).

THANK YOU to everyone who has assisted to make this service available for our residents. Your efforts and generosity are appreciated.

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STORM UPDATE | Nov. 2, 2019 10: 30 a.m. All available crews and support services are actively engaged with the restoration of approx. 1,600 customers without power. Over 100 separate outages have been logged. 45 field staff from Canadian Niagara Power are currently continuing the restoration efforts.

Reminder, the Reception Centre at Port Cares Reach Out Centre, 61 Nickel St. is open for residents who are experiencing power outages. Services available: food, power bars to charge cell phones (residents asked to bring their own cell phone chargers), & information and updates.

Need shower facilities? The YMCA at the Vale Health & Wellness Centre is available for your use. Before arriving, call 905-835-9622 and ask to speak with Cori Dodds. Photo identification will be required.

City Crews are responding to trees and wires down across Port Colborne that have been reported between Oct. 31 – Nov. 2. Below is a list of trees and wires that are still down or have been completed. If highlighted in yellow these are LIVE wires. City and contracted tree crews cannot respond until hydro arrives on the scene. Please stay away from downed power lines.

To report downed power lines call 1-844-501-9473.

For the City’s Operations Centre call 905-835-5079.

Road closures are in place across the city and will be changing based on locations crews are working. Please be mindful of road closures while travelling throughout the city both by vehicle and on foot. It is important to remember that a downed hydro wire is a live wire. Full list of current closures and re-opened roads below.

 

 

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STORM UPDATE | Nov. 2, 2019 8: 30 a.m. 45 field staff from Canadian Niagara Power are currently continuing the restoration efforts for the approx. 1700 customers without power. Over 100 outage incidents are being tended to.

Reminder, the Reception Centre at Port Cares Reach Out Centre, 61 Nickel St. is open for residents who are experiencing power outages. Services available: food, power bars to charge cell phones (residents asked to bring their own cell phone chargers), & information and updates.

Need shower facilities? The YMCA at the Vale Health & Wellness Centre is available for your use. Before arriving, call 905-835-9622 and ask to speak with Cori Dobbs. Photo identification will be required.

City Crews are responding to trees and wires down across Port Colborne that have been reported between Oct. 31 – Nov. 2. Below is list of trees and wires that are still down or have been completed. If highlighted in yellow these are LIVE wires. City and contracted tree crews cannot respond until hydro arrives on scene. Please stay away from downed power lines.

To report downed power lines call 1-844-501-9473 to report them.

For operations centre call 905-835-5079.

Road Closures
Oct. 31 – Nov. 2, 2019

Road closures are in place across the city and will be changing based on locations crews are working. Please be mindful of road closures while travelling throughout the city both by vehicle and on foot. It is important to remember that a downed hydro wire is a live wire.

Mapleview Crescent: West of Empire Road

Charlotte Street at Steele Street

Isabel Street – Between Sugarloaf Street

Tennessee Avenue

Wyldewood Road at Firelane 13

Sugarloaf Street: Between Fielden Avenue and Steele Street.

White Road: Between Highway 3 and Second Concession Road – Now Open.

Sugarloaf Street at West Street – Now Open.

Catharine Street at Elgin Street – Now Open.

King Street at Elgin Street – Now Open.

Silver Bay Road South of Highway 3 – Now Open.

Lorraine Road – South of Killaly Street East – Now Open.

Steele Street – South of Sugarloaf Street – Now Open.

Catharine Street at Victoria Street – Now Open.

Clarence Street West of Steele Street – Now Open.

 

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POWER UPDATE | Nov. 2, 2019 7:52 a.m. 45 field staff from Canadian Niagara Power are currently continuing the restoration efforts for the approx. 1700 customers without power. Over 100 outage incidents are being tended to. Please stay away from downed power lines & call 1-844-501-9473 to report them.

Reminder, the Reception Centre at Port Cares Reach Out Centre, 61 Nickel St. is open Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. for residents who are experiencing power outages. Services available: food, power bars to charge cell phones (residents asked to bring their own cell phone chargers), & information and updates.

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POWER OUTAGE UPDATE | (Nov. 1, 2019, 7:43 p.m.)

CNP has 40 linemen consisting of 8 crews working along with several field workers triaging damage. CNP appreciates your patience and understanding as they work around the clock repairing the system. Please report emergency’s to 1-844-501-9473. Never approach fallen lines.

Reminder, the Reception Centre at Port Cares Reach Out Centre, 61 Nickel St. is open Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. for residents who are experiencing power outages. Services available: food, power bars to charge cell phones (residents asked to bring their own cell phone chargers), & information and updates.

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Our phones 📞 are back! Need the Operations Centre? Call our after-hours line at 905-835-5079!

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CLEAN UP EFFORTS | (Nov. 1, 2019 4:29 p.m.) Our chippers are continuing to clean up trees and debris on our road allowance throughout the evening. If you see our crew and the chipper on your street please refrain from bringing them the downed branches from your property. Our focus is currently on the road allowance to ensure they are passable and safe. Updates will be provided at a later date for branches cleaned up and collected on your property. Thank you for your patience and assistance.

RECEPTION CENTRE TO OPEN |

Reception Centre – Port Cares Reach Out Centre, 61 Nickel Street.

Opening Nov. 1, 2019 at 6 p.m. for those residents who are experiencing power outages.

Services available: food, power bars to charge cell phones (however, residents are being asked to bring their own cell phone chargers specific to devices), and information updates.

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CANCELLATIONS | Due to power outages, downed hydro lines and trees, and road closures the Port Colborne Lions Club food drive for tomorrow, Nov. 2., has been cancelled. Stay tuned for a re-scheduled date. We apologize for the inconvenience as we know how much work volunteers have put in preparing for this event in support of Port Cares.

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FACILITY UPDATE | (Nov. 1, 2019, 3:20 p.m.) The Vale Health & Wellness Centre and Port Colborne YMCA are OPEN! They currently do not have phones or the internet, but the facility is open for recreational activities.

🚧ROAD CLOSURE | (Nov. 1, 2019, 3:16 p.m.) 124 Rodney Street between Davis & Mitchell Street for wires down across the road.
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Click here for Keeping your Food Safe during an Emergency from Niagara Region Public Health.

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POWER UPDATE | Nov. 1, 2:11 p.m. Canadian Niagara Power crews continue to work with contractors to restore power. Crews are dealing with approx. 100 separate outages & 19 broken poles. Restoration times are not known, some customers in areas with significant damage will be without power overnight & into the weekend.

Please stay away from downed power lines and call 1-844-501-9473 to report downed lines.

See road closure barricades or caution tape within the city? As road closures are changing throughout the city based on where crews are working, please do not try to go through, around, or move barricades. If a road or area is closed, it is closed – any hydro line down is a live line.

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POWER UPDATE | Nov. 1, 2019 1:33 p.m. If your service mast was damaged last night, you will require a licensed electrician to make repairs before crews can safely restore power to your home. Damage includes the mast bending or pulling away from the house. If you have questions contact Canadian Niagara Power at 1-844-501-WIRE (9473).

ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE | Welland Street between Lewis Street and Nickel Street due to low hydro wires.

⚠️UPDATE | (Nov. 1, 2019 12:05 p.m.) - Canadian Niagara Power continues to work to restore power as they continue to deal with multiple outages. There is currently no ETA, however, we’re advising residents without power to take measures should the outage last throughout the rest of the day into the evening.

 

Please stay away from downed power lines and call 1-844-501-9473 to report downed lines.

 

See road closure barricades or caution tape within the city? As road closures are changing throughout the city based on where crews are working, please do not try to go through or around. If a road or area is closed, it is closed – any hydro line down is a live line.

 

Is your home without power?

 

Please take these safety steps:

 

- Put all appliances in the off position, stoves etc.

 

- Unplug all appliances that were in use before the outage.

 

- Take precautions if using candles.

 

- If using a generator, be mindful of where it is located in your home to ensure proper ventilation because of carbon monoxide.

 

- Have water in your basement? Take extreme caution with respect to live hydro sources.

 

- Be patient. Crews are working diligently to restore power with everyone’s safety top of mind.

 

Do you have power?

 

Touch base with your family and friends in the City that are in areas that do not have power.

 

Phone lines remain down at the Operations Centre If you require assistance and need to report an issue, please call 905-213-0176.

 

Phone lines are also down at City Hall, 66 Charlotte Street. If you require immediate assistance from City Hall until 4:30 p.m., please call 289-213-0176.

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POWER UPDATE | (Nov. 1 10:10 a.m.) Contracted crews continue to arrive at CNPI to assist in restoration efforts. Thank you! Currently, there are 3,200 customers without power. Please stay away from downed power lines and call 1-844-501-9473 to report them.

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FACILITY CLOSURE | The Roselawn Centre is closed for the day, Friday, Nov. 1. It will re-open on Monday, Nov. 4 at 8:30 a.m. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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UPDATE | Nov. 1 8:57 a.m.

Over the evening on Oct. 31 gusts were over 100K and lake levels on Lake Erie were approximately 2.9 meter. Conditions are decreasing with 40-60 km gusts out of the west and Lake Erie levels are at 1.61 meters. The lake level is continuing to fall and will do so throughout the day.

 

Two contracted crews are in the City tackling the larger downed trees.

 

Smaller downed trees and debris will be tackled by city staff.

 

City crews are responding to all grates and drains across the City.

 

Road closures are in place across the city and will be changing based on locations crews are working. Please be mindful of road closures while travelling throughout the city both by vehicle and on foot. It is important to remember that a downed hydro wire is a live wire.

Unfortunately, phone lines are down at the Engineering and Operations Centre, 1 Killaly Street West. If you require assistance and need to report an issue, please call 905-213-0176.

Our phone lines are also down at City Hall. If you require immediate assistance from City Hall, please call 905-246-7800.

 

Trees and wires down in Port Colborne Oct. 31 – Nov. 1, 2019

 

White Road: Between Highway 3 and Second Concession Road - Tree and Wires down.

 

Mapleview Crescent: West of Empire Road - Trees and Wires down.

 

Sugarloaf Street at West Street - Trees and Wires down.

 

Catharine Street at Elgin Street - Trees and Wires down.

 

King Street at Elgin Street – Hydro pole snapped.

 

Silver Bay Road: South of Highway 3 - Trees and wires down.

 

Lorraine Road: out of Killaly Street East - Trees and wires down.

 

Charlotte Street at Steele Street - Trees and wires down.

 

Second Concession Road: Between White Road and Sherk Road - Tree and wires down.

 

Hampton Avenue: Tree leaning on wires over a parked car.

 

McCrae Avenue at Cross Street - Tree down

 

Isabel Street: Between Ash Street and Sugarloaf Street - Tree down.

 

Steele Street: South of Sugarloaf Street - Tree down.

 

Catharine Street at Victoria Street - Tree down.

 

Clarence Street: West of Steel Street - Tree and Wires down.

 

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⚠️POWER OUTAGE UPDATE | Nov. 1 8:23 a.m.
CNP has 3,300 customers without power. Crews continue restoration efforts and external crews have been called in to assist. Significant damage has been sustained, 14 poles need to be replaced. There is no ETR at this time. Residents are reminded to stay away from downed power lines.

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FACILITY CLOSURES | Due to the downed tree and hydro pole on King Street the Port Colborne Public Library and Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum and L.R. Wilson Heritage Archives will be closed until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience. Road closures on King Street between Killaly Street West and Princess Street and Elgin Street to Catharine are still in place.

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UPDATE | From Niagara Student Transportation: While student transportation is running, we are encountering road closures along the Lake Erie shore. This is causing delays and we are not able to serve families in areas where roads are closed Niagara Catholic District School Board and DSBN. 

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⚠️ STORM UPDATE | (Nov. 1 - 6:15 a.m.)

Due to last night's storm, we are experiencing several road closures, downed trees and debris on the road. Please use caution when travelling today both on foot and in a vehicle. Treat all lighted intersections as a 4-way and give yourself extra time to travel today.

Canadian Niagara Power Crews continue to work on restoring approximately 5,000 customers without power. Significant damage from fallen trees remain a challenge. At this time no ETR is available. If you are without power, please call 1-844-501-9473.

Updates can be found via twitter at @CNPpower . The CNP website (cnpower.com) also displays a twitter feed if you do not use twitter. Stay safe!

POWER OUTAGE UPDATE (Nov. 1 - 1:06 a.m.) | Due to the ongoing major wind event Port Colborne is continuing to experience widespread outages. At this time Canadian Niagara Power Inc. is standing down until their safety is ensured. During this time crews will only respond to situations of imminent danger to the public. Thank you for your patience.

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POWER OUTAGE UPDATE (10:02 p.m.)

📍Power has been restored to the Sherkston and Pleasant Beach areas (approximately 1,000 customers), If you are still without power, please call 1-844-501-9473. Thank you for your patience.

📍Power has been restored to the majority of Catherine and Elgin in Port Colborne. However due to a broken pole, some customers may still be experiencing an outage for a period of time. If you are still without power, please call 1-844-501-9473. Thank you for your patience.

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POWER OUTAGES | Due to strong southwestern winds we are experiencing power outages in the city.

City crews are closing King Street between Killaly Street West and Princess Street and at Elgin Street and Catharine Street due to a downed tree that has taken out a hydro pole. Canadian Niagara Power Inc. is on the scene and investigating, however, the estimated time of restoration is TBD.

CNP has advised they are currently experiencing widespread outages across Port Colborne. Crews have been dispatched and are working to restore power. More updates to follow.

We appreciate your patience as crews work across the city.

CNP is also providing updates on their website: https://www.cnpower.com/

 
 
 

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