Toronto Hydro crews respond to outages

TORONTO, April 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (Toronto Hydro) reports various outages throughout the city as a result of overnight high winds and freezing rain. At this time, crews have reduced the outage count from approximately 15,000 customers down to approximately 1,000 customers. Additional staff resources are on-hand responding to outages and customer calls. Toronto Hydro expects that all storm related outages will be restored by end of business today.

The storm has brought down tree limbs and wires. If customers come across damaged utility poles or see downed power lines they should stay clear as they may be energized and call 911 or report them to Toronto Hydro at 416-542-8000.

Safety of residents and employees is a top priority and will be the first consideration as Toronto Hydro responds to outages. Customers can expect updates from Toronto Hydro via Twitter (@TorontoHydro), on torontohydro.com, through the media or by calling 416-542-8000.

A reminder to customers without power, please do not assume that Toronto Hydro is aware. Report outages by calling 416-542-8000.

About Toronto Hydro 

Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 719,000 customers located in the City of Toronto.  It is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes approximately 19% of the electricity consumed in the Province of Ontario.

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SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation

For further information:

Tanya Bruckmueller, Toronto Hydro-Electric System
Tbruckmueller@torontohydro.com
W: 416-542-2621
C: 416-903-0440