Power outage in North Bay, Ont., caused by fish dropped on powerline
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The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, September 19, 2019 2:47PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, September 19, 2019 2:50PM EDT
NORTH BAY, Ont. - A northern Ontario utility says it didn't have to fish long for answers when fixing a power outage Thursday morning.
North Bay Hydro says the electricity cut was caused by a walleye that landed on a pole-mounted transformer.
Hydro officials say the fish was likely dropped by a bird.
They also joked that a strong-armed resident at loose ends might be throwing fish around.
Crews restored power to the affected area within about an hour.