Power outage in North Bay, Ont., caused by fish dropped on powerline

NORTH BAY, Ont. — A northern Ontario utility says it didn't have to fish long for answers when fixing a power outage Thursday morning.

North Bay Hydro says the electricity cut was caused by a walleye that landed on a pole-mounted transformer.

Hydro officials say the fish was likely dropped by a bird.

They also joked that a strong-armed resident at loose ends might be throwing fish around.

Crews restored power to the affected area within about an hour.

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