TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited
(Toronto Hydro) is reporting approximately 1,200 customers without
power in various locations throughout the city, primarily in the
Scarborough and Etobicoke areas.
Calls to the Toronto Hydro call centre are increasing. Based on the
current volume the average time for crews to arrive onsite is three
hours. Current restoration time for all calls is four hours. Wind gusts
are expected to continue throughout the morning and resources will be
triaged appropriately to ensure the efficient and safe power
restoration for customers. All crews are being deployed to work on
power restoration; this includes public safety calls like downed tree
limbs and wires.
While the rain is light, Environment Canada is anticipating that heavy
winds will continue through the morning. This can cause damage to trees
and power lines. The utility reminds customers to always keep back
from downed wires and to report them immediately. If customers are
experiencing a power outage, it should be reported at 416-542-8000.
Customers can expect updates from Toronto Hydro via Twitter(@TorontoHydro), on torontohydro.com or by calling 416-542-8000.
For more information about power outages, and preparedness tips for
residential and business customers, please visit torontohydro.com/poweroutage
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SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation
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