By Charlie Senack
Lights flickered for many homes near light rail transit construction near Byron Ave, Saturday morning, after an excavator connected with hydro lines.
Some residents who live in the area off of Woodroffe said they saw a “big light and explosion” before their electricity went off.
“My lights keep flickering. This is scary!,” commented one Facebook user.
“Omg! My lights flickered and I thought it was so odd. I hope everything is okay!!,” responded another.
Officials are asking people to avoid Byron Ave, until the emergency crews are gone. An update posted to Facebook around 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning said a fence was still electrified.
Bay ward city councillor Theresa Kavanagh said there were no reported injuries.
This is a developing story.