Residents and businesses in Whitehorse and the Southern Lakes spent much of their April 22 morning in the dark after an outage knocked out power to the areas at 8:55 a.m. when many were starting their day.
A total of 12,124 customers were impacted, ATCO Electric Yukon spokesperson Jay Massie said.
Power was fully restored by 11:38 a.m. with Porter Creek being the last area to come online.
Riverdale was the first neighbourhood to have its power restored at 10:09 a.m.
Areas south of Whitehorse and the Southern Lakes had their lights back on between 10:44 a.m. and 10:48 a.m.
ATCO made use of social media to communicate with customers.
“We are experiencing a power outage in and around Whitehorse. ATCO crews are working safely and quickly to restore power,” it tweeted shortly after 9 a.m.
That was followed at 9:28 a.m. with a tweet stating it wasn’t clear when power would be restored and a third tweet stating it was expected power would be fully restored by 12:30 p.m.
Yukon Energy also offered updates via social media, noting it was working with ATCO Electric Yukon to restore power.
As for a cause, Massie said: “The cause was due to a loss of supply and more details will be available tomorrow.”
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