Cornwall Ontario – In a town with a large senior population, a black out hitting the busiest boulevard around Early Bird time was brutal Friday night. City lights and most of the Brookdale and Downtown core were dark during a massive rain storm.
The black out lasted between approximately 6 PM and 8PM.
Some bright spots existed. The Scores restaurant reported wait times of over 20 minutes as hungry seniors packed their parking lot.
Traffic lights were out making intersections such as 9th and Cumberland treacherous, as well as on Brookdale.
The Cornwall Community Police service said that there were over 100 calls placed because of the black out, but only a few vehicle incidents with no reports of injury or ambulance assistance.
With the first snow due to fall Saturday night hopefully power will remain.