A huge power outage in Georgian Bluffs, may have been caused by a 16-year-old driving a lawn tractor at the edge of Owen Sound.

Owen Sound police say the boy was removing waste lumber from home construction sites when the lawn tractor he was driving caught on a metal safety fence, dragging the fence.

Police say the safety fence then caught on a switch mechanism attached to a hydro pole, running 44,000 volts from the power lines through the tractor.

The teen received a shock to his leg and power was out for several hours in parts of Owen Sound and Georgian Bluffs.