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Update: Postponed – Power outage planned for University District and Alwington areas

Update (Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2020): As part of Utilities Kingston’s response to the current COVID-19 epidemic, the utility provider has decided to delay this planned power outage “to help relieve some hardship for customers during this uncertain and difficult time.” Kingstonist will provide notice when the planned power outage is rescheduled.

Original article:

Those living in the University District and Alwington areas should plan in advance for a planned power outage set to take place on Sunday, Mar. 22, 2020.

The power outage will begin at 9 a.m. that day and last approximately six hours. The outage is necessary for workers to conduct tree trimming around high-voltage overhead lines in the area, according to Utilities Kingston, which is conducting the outage on behalf of the electricity distributor Kingston Hydro Corporation.

Utilities Kingston customers in the following areas will experience the six-hour outage:

  • Union Street, between Hillcroft Drive and Frontenac Street
  • Vandalay Crescent
  • Kensington Avenue
  • Centre Street
  • Edgehill Street
  • Collingwood Street, between Earl Street and King Street West
  • Couper Street
  • Queen’s Crescent
  • Bader Lane
  • Stuart Street
  • St. Lawrence Avenue
  • Albert Street, between Earl Street and King Street West
  • Frontenac Street, between Johnson Street and Union Street
  • Earl Street, between Albert Street and Alfred Street

Additionally, customers on Beverley Street will experience two separate 30-minute outages, the first at 9 a.m. and the second at 3 p.m.

“Utilities Kingston apologizes for any inconvenience. This work helps to ensure a reliable source of electricity to the utility’s customers,” Utilities Kingston said in a press release on Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2020.

For more information, visit www.UtilitiesKingston.com or call Utilities Kingston customer service line at 613-546-000 any time Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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