The Ponoka County area experienced power outages of varying lengths during the late afternoon on Wednesday due to lightning and thunderstorm after a transformer was struck by lightning and caught fire.
USA, Washington D.C.: A fire that broke out around midnight Monday in electrical equipment below the sidewalk at 18th and L streets NW in downtown Washington caused that intersection to be closed during Tuesday’s morning rush hour.
USA, Los Angeles: Thousands of people in the Studio City and Sherman Oaks area; los Angeles, California lost power on Wednesday night, possibly from a transformer explosion at an electrical substation, according to authorities.
Canada, Ontario: A wicked summer storm that swept through parts of southern Ontario Sunday evening left thousands in the dark as the severe weather system brought with it heavy rain, hail and high winds.
Taiwan, Taipei: One of the two reactors at Taiwan's third nuclear power plant was shut down early today after a fire broke out in the plant's non-nuclear zone, according to Taiwan Power Company (Taipower).
Canada, Toronto: Toronto Hydro crews have been addressing a number of power outages across the city which have affected about 25,000 customers from Etobicoke to North York and Scarborough neighbourhoods.