Toronto Hydro: Downtown Power Outage Update

TORONTO, Jan. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited ("Toronto Hydro") reports that power has been restored to most of the area affected by this afternoon's vault fire which resulted in damaged cables.  Approximate boundaries included: North - Queen Street E;  East - Sumach/Cherry; South - Front Street East and West - Sherbourne Street. Toronto Hydro crews restored the wide outage in stages with all power restored to all but one building as of approximately 6:09 p.m. The building at 33 Princess Street is still out and expected to be restored early Tuesday morning at approximately 4:00 a.m. Fire destroyed at least nine high voltage power cables feeding the area.

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.

SOURCE Toronto Hydro Corporation

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