Power outage causes CTrain delays, blank traffic lights in NW, SW Calgary

An unplanned power outage in northwest and southwest Calgary caused trouble on the CTrain line and in traffic Monday morning.

Enmax said the outage, first reported around 8:15 a.m., affected Bankview, Capitol Hill, Elbow Park, Hillhurst, Houndsfield Heights/Briar Hill, Lower Mount Royal, Parkdale, Rosscarrock, Scarboro, Spruce Cliff, St. Andrews Heights, Sunalta, University Heights, Upper Mount Royal, and West Hillhurst.

Enmax tells CityNews power was restored after about 20 minutes.

The company estimated more than 5,900 customers were impacted.

Callers to the CityNews660 traffic centre reported the outage was causing them to be stuck and unmoving on the CTrain line, as well as encounter traffic lights that weren’t working.

Calgary Transit posted to social media around 8:45 a.m. that some areas of both the Red Line and Blue Line could be running behind schedule.

Enmax says the cause of the outage is under investigation.

Stay with CityNews660 for the latest on this developing story.

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