TORONTO, July 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Power has been restored to customers
affected by Hydro One's Manby station. Approximately 5,000 customers,
down from 16,000 earlier today, remain without power in the following
Kipling Ave. to Chartwell Rd.; Titan Rd. to Leland Ave.
Kipling Ave. to Eastside Dr.; North Queen St. to Dundas St. W.
Ormskirk Ave. south to The Queensway; South Kingsway east to Windermere
This is as a result of tree damage affecting a distribution feeder in
the area. Toronto Hydro crews are on site and we expect power to be
restored this evening.
Electricity conservation remains crucial at this time to ensure the
stability of the system and avoid the need for rotating power outages.
Toronto Hydro has activated its peaksaver PLUS program to help manage demand and alleviate stress on the system.
Customers are reminded to conserve electricity where possible.
Here are some tips to help relieve stress on the grid:
Turn off all non-essential lighting.
Set air conditioner thermostats at 25°C and raise the setting even
higher if you're not going to be home.
Close curtains and blinds to keep out the hot summer sun.
Cook outdoors on the barbeque or use a microwave oven.
Save other heat-producing activities such as clothes drying and
dishwashing for cooler evening hours. Wait until 8 p.m.
Businesses should keep their doors closed when air conditioners are
Unplug any non-essential electronic devices - even when turned off,
still draw power.
For more tips on how to conserve visit torontohydro.com/smartsummer
SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation
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