Update: Power has been restored

Hydro One is reporting a large swath of North Hastings and Renfrew County has been hit by a large power outage.

5,598 customers have been affected across the region. Madawaska Valley, South Algonquin, Brudenell-Lyndoch-Raglan, and parts of Hastings Highlands and Carlow/Mayo Township are affected. The outage stretches from Whitney to south of Hardwood Lake.

Hydro One is investigating the cause of the outage. Their estimated repair time is currently 5:15 PM this evening.