Power has been restored to the affected area.

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About 2,662 residents between Vermilion Bay and Ignace, and just south of Sioux Lookout, are without power this morning as Hydro One reports a large power outage, and it’s expected to last until 12:45 p.m.

Hydro One says the cause of the outage is still under investigation, but crews have been dispatched for repairs.

All members of the public are reminded to always stay clear of downed power lines or equipment, and never assume they’re safe to approach.