Toronto Hydro: Power outages

TORONTO, March 3, 2012 /CNW/ - We are experiencing some outages in small pockets throughout the city as a result of high winds. Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited ("Toronto Hydro") crews have been restoring power as quickly as possible.

Customers should not assume that Toronto Hydro is aware of an outage and should call Customer Care to report it at 416.542.8000.  As weather is expected to continue, power outages may persist until the winds subside.

Pedestrians are urged to stay clear of downed wires. Some of these wires may be "live" or electrified, which can cause serious injury. Stay back at least 20 ft. from all power lines -- both exposed underground power lines and overhead wires. To report a wire down, call Toronto Hydro at (416) 542-8000.

For tips on what to do during power outages, check www.torontohydro.com/poweroutage

For more safety information and tips, check www.torontohydro.com/safety

About Toronto Hydro

The principal business of the Corporation and its subsidiaries is the distribution of electricity by Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited. Toronto Hydro-Electric System owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 705,000 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 Ontario.

The information in these materials is based on information currently available to Toronto Hydro Corporation and its affiliates (together hereinafter referred to as "Toronto Hydro"), and is provided for information purposes only. Toronto Hydro does not warrant the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the information and undertakes no obligation to revise or update these materials. Toronto Hydro (including its directors, officers, employees, agents and subcontractors) hereby waives any and all liability for damages of whatever kind and nature which may occur or be suffered as a result of the use of these materials or reliance on the information therein.

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