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In the end, a power outage affecting thousands of people in south-end Halifax on Monday morning is being blamed on a bird.
Nova Scotia Power says power went out at about 10:15 a.m. and was restored about 30 minutes later.
At its peak, about 3,800 customers were without power. The affected areas included Barrington and South streets, Oxford Street and Quinpool Road.
Neera Ritcey, a spokesperson for Nova Scotia Power, says power was lost after a bird flew into a transmission tower on Harbourview Street near the Armdale Rotary.
“There are things you think that can’t cause something like this, but they do end being the cause sometimes,” she said.
Ritcey said they do have systems in place for power to be quickly restored when situations like this happen, but she added that today’s outage took longer to restore because there was system work taking place in the area.