TORONTO, July 19, 2013 /CNW/ - This afternoon, severe thunderstorms
moved across north eastern and central Ontario bringing high winds and
heavy lightning causing power outages to Hydro One's distribution
Where safe, Hydro One crews are out assessing damage and starting
repairs. It is expected that the number of customers affected by these
storms will increase as the system continues to move across the
Hydro One will provide updates on restoration times once the extent of
the storm damage has been determined in each of the affected areas.
Typically an outage of this magnitude can take multiple days to repair
damage and get power restored to all customers.
Important Safety Information
Hydro One strongly urges people to take extra precaution near fallen
power lines. People are urged to report the location of the fallen
wires to Hydro One as soon as possible. Touching a vehicle or a tree
that is in contact with a power line can be fatal.
Hydro One delivers electricity safely, reliably and responsibly to homes
and businesses across the province of Ontario and owns and operates
Ontario's 29,000 km high-voltage transmission network that delivers
electricity to large industrial customers and municipal utilities, and
a 123,000 km low-voltage distribution system that serves about 1.3
million end-use customers and smaller municipal utilities in the
province. Hydro One is wholly owned by the Province of Ontario.
SOURCE: Hydro One Inc.
For further information:
Hydro One Media Relations 24 hours a day at 1-877-506-7584 (toll-free in Ontario only) or 416-345-6868. Our website is www.HydroOne.com.