A damaged power station near Ottawa (Photo: Hydro One twitter:@HydroOne)

A damaged power station near Ottawa (Photo: Hydro One twitter:@HydroOne)

About 150,000 Hydro Ottawa customers alone remain without power after a twister ripped through the area Friday — and the mayor warns it could take “days” to restore service to those affected by the storm.

Speaking to reporters Saturday, Mayor Jim Watson said the tornado has plunged large swaths of the city into darkness after the Hydro One-owned Merivale substation was badly damaged by high winds, disconnecting parts of the city from the provincial grid. Several people were also injured in the storm.

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