Hydro One is reporting a major outage near Huntsville.

Nearly 1,200 homes are without power and crews are investigating the cause.

Moose FM has received unconfirmed reports that the cause is due to a downed tree that took out the power lines.

Ravenscliffe Road was closed, but has reopened and traffic is reportedly moving fairly well through that area.

Hydro One now estimates power should be restored to that area by 6:00pm.