TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited
(Toronto Hydro) is now reporting approximately 600 customers without
power in various locations throughout the city. According to
Environment Canada, wind speeds are diminishing with gusts down to 55
kms per hour. Toronto Hydro's distribution system is generally
affected by winds reaching 90 kms per hour (or greater.)
At the present time:
Work volumes are at 400 per cent over normal volumes.
Additional customer service representatives have been added to assist
with 'power out' calls.
Based on the current volume the average time for crews to arrive onsite
is 1.5 hours. Construction crews have been reassigned from their
regular work to respond to outages.
Current restoration time for all calls is 4 hours.
Toronto Hydro continues to ask the public to stay clear of all downed
wires and to report them at 416.542.8000.
Customers can expect updates from Toronto Hydro via Twitter
(@TorontoHydro), on torontohydro.com or by calling 416.542.8000.
SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation
For further information:
For more information about power outages, and preparedness tips for residential and business customers, please visit torontohydro.com/poweroutage
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Tanya Bruckmueller, Toronto Hydro-Electric System